Homework 4

Homework 4 - Genetics 2153 Homework#4 Problems from book(5...

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Unformatted text preview: Genetics 2153, Homework #4 Problems from book (5 points total): Required Problems: 26.1, 26.2, 26.3, 26.4, 26.6, 26.11, 26.13, 26.14 (skip part b), 26.17, 26.19, 26.20, 26.21, 26.23, 26.29. 9.1­­9.6, 9.8, 9.10­­9.18, 9.22, 9.34 (the last question assumes that you remember the concept of molarity from chemistry!) Additional homework questions, due March 26/28 (5 points total) 1. Sickle­cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the β­globin gene. Heterozygotes for the Hbs disease allele have some protection from malaria relative to wild­type, but Hbs homozygotes rarely live to produce offspring. 50 individuals homozygous for the normal (non­disease) allele produced a total of 47 children. 50 heterozygous individuals produced a total of 55 children. 50 Hbs homozygous individuals produced a total of 0 children. What is the fitness per individual of the heterozygotes? 2. Using the information from question 2, what is the relative fitness of the homozygous normal individuals? ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course BIOL 2156 taught by Professor Larkin during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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