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Problem: For a trait (bumpy or smooth skin) with two alleles (where smooth is the recessive allele), a population of 56 toads not in Hardy- Weinberg equilibrium has 12 heterozygotes, 32 homozygous dominant toads, and the remainder have smooth skin. What is the frequency of the dominant allele in this population?a. 0.68b. 0.57c. 0.66d. 0.34e. 0.79

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For a trait (bumpy or smooth skin) with two alleles (where smooth is the recessive allele), a population of 56 toads not in Hardy- Weinberg equilibrium has 12 heterozygotes, 32 homozygous dominant toads, and the remainder have smooth skin. What is the frequency of the dominant allele in this population?

a. 0.68

b. 0.57

c. 0.66

d. 0.34

e. 0.79

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