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What is the frequency of the recessive(attached ear lobe) allele in the chinese population if In humans, unattached earlobes are dominant, and attached earlobes are recessive? In China, it is reported that 64% of the population exhibit unattached earlobes. 




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Asked by Soffe, Last updated: May 24, 2020

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Neave Corr

Neave Corr

Answered Jun 11, 2019

As 64% had unattached, p = 0.64 so q= 0.36. The frequency of the recessive allele consists of the recessive homozygous and the heterozygous group. So to find out the total, sub those values into the 2pq+q^2 to get 0.6.

 

Soffe

Soffe

Answered Aug 31, 2018

0.6
 

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