Category Archives: Genetics

It is just a question and answer format

1. There is a population of animals that are one of two colors. You find a population where N=16. You find there are four individuals that are homozygous recessive. What percentage of the total population do they represent?

2. What is the frequency of the recessive allele?

3. What is the frequency of the dominant allele?

4. What is the frequency of the heterozygotes?

5. How many would you expect to be homozygous for having red eyes?

6. From this information, find the percent of the population we expect to be heterozygotes.

7. If a recessive allele is found in 10% of a population, what is q?

8. If 16% of a population presents with the recessive phenotype, what is q?