Exam (314).pdf - Question Determine the transition matrix for a Markov chain that describes the crossing of offspring of guinea pigs with hybrids only

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Question: Determine the transition matrix for a Markov chain that describes the crossing of offspring of guinea pigs with hybrids only. There is no absorbing state in this model. Let the initial matrix  be the fraction of guinea pigs of each type initially. Determine the distributions for the next three generations. Answer : Consider that in a study of guinea pigs are the traits of long hair and short hair. The length of hair is governed by a pair of genes that we shall denote A and a . The AA type of guinea pig is indistinguishable in appearance from the Aa type, both have long hair, while the aa type has short hair. An animal is called hybrid if it has
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