View the step-by-step solution to:

You have collected a large (randomly mating) population of mosquito's.

You have collected a large (randomly mating) population of mosquito's. You find that 91% of individuals exhibit the dominant phenotype (caused by allele A) while only 9% of individuals exhibit the recessive phenotype (due to aa).  The recessive aa mosquito's fly more slowly and tend to get eaten more frequently by predators. You release the population into a controlled environment in which 40% of the recessive individuals do not survive to adulthood. 


(a) What are the frequencies of the A and a allele before introduction into the new environment? a = 0.3; A = 0.7

 (b) What are the expected frequencies of the A and a allele after one generation in the new environment? A' = .7265; a' = 0.2745

Recently Asked Questions

Why Join Course Hero?

Course Hero has all the homework and study help you need to succeed! We’ve got course-specific notes, study guides, and practice tests along with expert tutors.

-

Educational Resources
  • -

    Study Documents

    Find the best study resources around, tagged to your specific courses. Share your own to gain free Course Hero access.

    Browse Documents
  • -

    Question & Answers

    Get one-on-one homework help from our expert tutors—available online 24/7. Ask your own questions or browse existing Q&A threads. Satisfaction guaranteed!

    Ask a Question