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Problem: Imagine that two unlinked autosomal genes with simple dominance code in goats for size where L is large and l is small, where B is brown and b is white. If a small white male goat mates with a large, brown female goat of an unknown genotype, what is the probability that they would produce small, white offspring.

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The Punnet square for this cross is shown below:

However, as long as the genotype of the female goat is unknown, the information is incomplete.

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Imagine that two unlinked autosomal genes with simple dominance code in goats for size where L is large and l is small, where B is brown and b is white. If a small white male goat mates with a large, brown female goat of an unknown genotype, what is the probability that they would produce small, white offspring.

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