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Transmission Genetics

Transmission Genetics
Ecosystem Level
Population Genetics - no environmental change

The predictable distribution of traits

Stable transmission of alleles/genotypes.

Ideal interbreeding population and conditions (large populations, random matings, etc.)


Variable reproductive success in populations.

Differential transmission of alleles/genes/genotypes due to natural selection

Populations subjected to changing environments.

Organismal Level

What we can measure or observe in an organism. The result of the interaction of gene products.

Variable use of genetic information throughout the life time of an organism

Functioning organism


Complete duplicate set of genes (=alleles)


The genetic endowment


Functioning organism

Evolution Variation

Evolution Variation

Keeping track of


Evolution Variation

Nature / description of genetic information


evolution variation  

Context / location