Genetic Drift: Founder Effect vs. Bottleneck

Created by Cymfenee Dean-Phifer

Here is an interactive tutorial on how to differentiate between two modes of Genetic Drift! This tutorial was designed for anyone who needs some extra help on how to differentiate between how Founder Effect and Bottleneck take place, and ultimately result in Genetic Drift. I hope you enjoy and learn something new!

About this tutorial


Cymfenee Dean-Phifer


Doug Worsham, Renee Romero, Kian Ravaei, Jake Arakawa, Xinjian Cen

Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate between the two modes of Genetic Drift
  • Identify how Bottleneck and Founder Effect impact populations
  • Recognize how a population has speciated given a description

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