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Problem: What is the frequency of the white allele in a population of 1000 pea plants that all have white flowers?A. 1.0 (or 100%)B. 0.5 (or 50%)C. There's not enough information to calculateD. 0.25 (or 25%)E. 0.1 (or 10%)

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Following Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the allele frequencies of a significantly large population can be computed using the genotype frequencies or vice versa. If we assign the dominant allele frequency as p and the recessive allele frequency as q, it should be established that for a trait with two alleles, p + q = 1.

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What is the frequency of the white allele in a population of 1000 pea plants that all have white flowers?

A. 1.0 (or 100%)

B. 0.5 (or 50%)

C. There's not enough information to calculate

D. 0.25 (or 25%)

E. 0.1 (or 10%)


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