Question 1. In a population of rabbits, assume that the allele for black fur (B) is dominant and the allele for brown fur (b) is recessive. Answer the following:
What is the allele combination for a black (heterozygous) male?
What is the allele combination for a brown (homozygous) female?
Use the Punnett square example in the module as a template. If this male breeds with this female, what is the % probability of obtaining a brown offspring?
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Question 2. Consider a population of rabbits that is strictly isolated from all other rabbits and does not undergo any genetic mutation. Answer the following (Note: use the equations in the “Effect of Genetic Drift” section of the module):
If the effective population size is 40 individuals, what is the heterozygosity of this population after one generation?
What is the heterozygosity of this population after 15 generations?