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Founder effect in a population is due to

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genetic recombination
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genetic drift
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natural selection
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gene migration

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In a population, if the same change in allelic frequency occurs by chance, it is called genetic drift. The founder effect is a special case of genetic drift, occurring when a small group in a population splinters off from the original population and forms a new one.Founder effect and bottle neck effect are the two types of genetic drift.

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