Biology

Question

Examine the following scenario:

A population of small fish lives in a lake (Lake A).The dark-colored fish are the ancestral phenotype and represent the usual coloration of the species. The bright-colored fish, however, arose over time.
There is a steady rise in the population of bright-colored fish. Both populations thrive.
Suppose that a short land barrier separates Lake A from another small lake with a population of only the normal dark-colored fish (Lake B). After torrential rains lasting for days, the lakes overflow and a few of the bright-colored fish from Lake A are washed into Lake B.
List the sequence of evolutionary mechanisms which have come into effect in each event.
1-genetic drift, mutation, natural selection
2-mutation, founder principle, bottleneck effect
3-mutation, natural selection, migration (gene flow)

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