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Solution: In rabbits, the allele of the gene for short hair (S) is dominant over the allele for long hair (s) and the black hair (B) is dominant over brown hair (b). The hair color and hair length genes are on separate pairs of chromosomes. For a cross between a SsBb and a ssBb rabbit, what are the expected genotypes and phenotypes in the offspring?

Problem

In rabbits, the allele of the gene for short hair (S) is dominant over the allele for long hair (s) and the black hair (B) is dominant over brown hair (b). The hair color and hair length genes are on separate pairs of chromosomes. For a cross between a SsBb and a ssBb rabbit, what are the expected genotypes and phenotypes in the offspring?

Solution

In the problem, it has been stated that the genes for hair color and hair length are placed in different chromosomes. This simply means that the genes associated for each trait would assort independently.

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