The allele for PTC tasting is inherited as a dominant. Use T for tasters and t for nontasters and answer the f?

The allele for PTC tasting is inherited as a dominant. Use T for tasters and t for nontasters and answer the following questions.

a. What genotype(s) are able to taste PTC?

b. What genotype(s) are unable to taste PTC?

c. If the T allele is found in 60% of the population, what is the frequency of the t allele?

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  • 10 years ago
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    a. TT and Tt are tasters

    b. tt is unable to taste

    c. hmm...100-60=40,

    it would be more interesting to use Hardy-Wienberg to determine the frequency of tasters vs. non-tasters.

    p=freq T, q= freq t

    p^2= freq Tt, 2pq= freg Tt, q^2= freq tt

    1=p^2+2pq+q^2

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