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Problem_set_2_new - Problem Set 2 Evolution 1. You have a...

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Problem Set 2 Evolution 1. You have a breeding population ( Generation 0 ) of people (mostly college professors) that are all heterozygous for sesquipedalianism, a disease exhibited by homozygotes for a recessive allele. If we label the two alleles in this population S (dominant) and s (recessive), answer the following questions about this population. A. What is the frequency of the S allele? B. What is the frequency of the s allele? Now let the population breed, meeting all of the Hardy-Weinberg assumptions. (Of course, this means an infinite population of college professors, perhaps a frightening thought for most of you. But take heart - the discrete generations assumption means that they die after they have kids.) C. What are the genotype frequencies now? D. What are the allele frequencies now? Using this new generation as parents, create another generation: E. What are the genotype frequencies now? F.
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2009 for the course BIEB 120 taught by Professor Routman during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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