Population genetics practice problems s10

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Population genetics Practice problems: please bring your worked answers to class starting March 1 Go to this website and look at the animations! http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/labbench/lab8/intro.html 1) Above you will find a population of pigs. Black coat is recessive. Calculate q 2 : .25 Find q: .5 Find p: .5 Find 2pq: .5 What does 2pq represent? carriers 2) The Hardy-Weinberg equation is useful for predicting the percent of a human population that may be heterozygous carriers of recessive alleles for certain genetic diseases. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a human metabolic disorder that results in mental retardation if it is untreated in infancy. In the United States, one out of approximately 10,000 babies is born with the disorder. Approximately what percent of the population are heterozygous carriers of the recessive PKU allele? .0198 3) If you observe a population and find that 16% show the recessive trait, you know the frequency of the aa genotype. This means you know q 2 . What is q for this population?
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