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Problem: A brown mink is crossed with a silver mink. They produce all brown F1 offspring. These brown F1 offspring were crossed among themselves. What is the ratio of offspring would these F1s produce?A. 60 brown and 0 silverB. 45 brown and 15 silverC. 30 brown and 30 silverD. 60 silver and 0 brown.

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For a gene that is being passed down a generation, it should be remembered that between two alleles (if both are present in an organism), the dominant allele will always be expressed and the presence of this dominant allele will mask the expression of any recessive alleles present.

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A brown mink is crossed with a silver mink. They produce all brown F1 offspring. These brown F1 offspring were crossed among themselves. What is the ratio of offspring would these F1s produce?

A. 60 brown and 0 silver

B. 45 brown and 15 silver

C. 30 brown and 30 silver

D. 60 silver and 0 brown.

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