Founder Effect- Genesis Ibarra
View This Storyboard as a Slide Show!
Create your own!
Like What You See?
This storyboard was created with
I really don't like turtles, especially the red ones.
Let's send them away!
where am I?...
Yes, it sounds like the founder effect.
As of the beginning of 2020, the mayor of small town declared that there was too many red and green turtles in the town and they must go somewhere else.
If more red turtles were sent to the island, we can expect to see a lot less green turtles now.
So then they decided to send all turtles overseas to their own private island.
I looks like there is less genetic variation in this island now with more red turtles
welcome to our humble abode
It looks like our hypothesis was correct, there is almost no green turtles.
As expected, when all the turtles arrived there was many more red turtles than green ones.
Soon enough, the red turtles will create their own colony with less genetic variation and a different allele frequency
there has been a genetic drift shown by the large amount of red turtles.
A few years later, a biomedical science class investigated on the mayor's action and considered the genetic effects it can have on the species of turtles.
The BMED class took a trip to the island and found only red turtles.
They spoke to the mayor and he agreed to stop sending turtles to their own private island to conserve green turtles.
Wow, I do not want to lose the green turtles.