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Problem: A population of 264 rabbits in a national park is in H/W equilibrium with respect to the gene that controlsfur color. The allele for tan fur is dominant to the allele for white fur. If 105 rabbits have tan fur tails, what percent of the population are homozygous dominant? 

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In a system that is at Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the frequency of alleles can lead to a good estimation of the phenotype frequency of the gene in question, or it may be the other way around where the allele frequency can be computed from the available phenotypic frequencies. Note that gene frequencies are usually expressed in percentage.

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A population of 264 rabbits in a national park is in H/W equilibrium with respect to the gene that controlsfur color. The allele for tan fur is dominant to the allele for white fur. If 105 rabbits have tan fur tails, what percent of the population are homozygous dominant? 

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