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Problem: A dominant gene, A, causes yellow color in rats. The dominant allele of another independent gene, R, produces black coat color. When the two dominant genes occur together (A-R-), they interact to produce grey coat color. Rats of the double recessive genotype are cream-colored. If a grey male and a yellow female are mated and produce approximately 3/8 yellow, 3/8 grey, 1/8 cream, and 1/8 black, what were the genotypes of the parents?

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A dominant gene, A, causes yellow color in rats. The dominant allele of another independent gene, R, produces black coat color. When the two dominant genes occur together (A-R-), they interact to produce grey coat color. Rats of the double recessive genotype are cream-colored. If a grey male and a yellow female are mated and produce approximately 3/8 yellow, 3/8 grey, 1/8 cream, and 1/8 black, what were the genotypes of the parents?

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