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Problem: Suppose two parents, a father with genotype AaBbCcDdee and a mother with the genotype aabbCcDDEe, wanted to have children. Assume each locus follows Mendelian inheritance patterns for dominance. What proportion of the offspring will have each of the following characteristics? Round your answers to two decimal places.A. same genotype as the fatherB. phenotypically resemble the fatherC. same genotype as the motherD. phenotypically resemble the motherE. phenotypically resemble neither parent

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Suppose two parents, a father with genotype AaBbCcDdee and a mother with the genotype aabbCcDDEe, wanted to have children. Assume each locus follows Mendelian inheritance patterns for dominance. 

What proportion of the offspring will have each of the following characteristics? Round your answers to two decimal places.

A. same genotype as the father

B. phenotypically resemble the father

C. same genotype as the mother

D. phenotypically resemble the mother

E. phenotypically resemble neither parent

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