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Unformatted text preview: allele. HbA/HbA=normal allele, susceptible to malaria HbA/HbS=mild sickle cell, immune to malaria HbS/HbS=full blown sickle cell Heterozygous advantage, no advantage where sickle cell does not exist 5. If malaria deaths in equatorial Africa were increasing, what would happen to the frequency of HbS/HbS in the population? Explain. Malaria will kill off people with HbA/HbA allele, therefore HbS/HbS will increase....
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- Spring '08