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# 14 out of 2400 babies that were born at a maternity hospital died shortly after birth from colonic o

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6 years ago Edited: 6 years ago, ILoveBIO30
 14 out of 2400 babies that were born at a maternity hospital died shortly after birth from colonic o 14 out of 2400 babies that were born at a maternity hospital died shortly after birth from colonic obstruction due to a recessive allele. Determine the frequency of the lethal allele in the population, expressed as a percent.(Round your answer to two significant figures)Answer: ________     Units:________4 out of 2400 babies that were born at a maternity hospital died shortly after birth from colonic obstruction due to a recessive allele. What percent of the population would you expect to be carriers of the lethal allele?(Round your answer to two significant figures)Answer:_________ Units:__________* Help would be greatly appreciated Read 2748 times 9 Replies

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6 years ago
 Use this as a sample to answer your question. If you need more help, post back!Similar Question14 out of 2400 babies that were born at a maternity hospital died shortly after birth from colonic obstruction due to a recessive allele. Determine the frequency of the lethal allele in the population, expressed as a percent.(Round your answer to two significant figures)Answer: ________     Units:________p^2 + 2pq + q^2 = 1 and p + q = 1 p = frequency of the dominant allele in the population q = frequency of the recessive allele in the population p^2 = percentage of homozygous dominant individuals q^2 = percentage of homozygous recessive individuals 2pq = percentage of heterozygous individuals We are given 6/2400 as the percentage of homozygous recessive individuals: q^2 = 6/2400 = 0.0025 Using algebra, we can find q, the frequency of the recessive allele, which is lethal if homozygous. q = sqrt(0.0025) = 0.05 = 5% So 5 percent of the population is a heterozygous carrier of the lethal allele.
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6 years ago
 I don't understand where you got number 6 from? Cause they give us numbers 14 and 2400....and how would you go about this question?2. 4 out of 2400 babies that were born at a maternity hospital died shortly after birth from colonic obstruction due to a recessive allele. What percent of the population would you expect to be carriers of the lethal allele?
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6 years ago
 Quote from: ILoveBIO30 (6 years ago)I don't understand where you got number 6 from?It was assumed to be 6 out 2400. Sorry...
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6 years ago
 Thats alright! Do you know how to solve the second question? 4 out of 2400 babies....
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6 years ago
 Quote from: ILoveBIO30 (6 years ago)4 out of 2400 babies that were born at a maternity hospital died shortly after birth from colonic obstruction due to a recessive allele. What percent of the population would you expect to be carriers of the lethal allele?(Round your answer to two significant figures)Answer:_________ Units:__________ Attached file Thumbnail(s): You must login or register to gain access to this attachment.
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6 years ago
 Thanks! I really appreciate it
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6 years ago
 Thanks!
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2 years ago
 thank you
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3 months ago
 thank you so much!
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