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MCQ on Population Genetics - Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Problems

1. Approximately 4% of the turtle population in the pond shows the recessive phenotype long nose (nn)What is the frequency of the dominant allele (N) in the population?
(A) 0.16
(B) 0.20
(C) 0.40
(D) 0.32
(E) 0.80
MCQ on Population Genetics - Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium

2.  Approximately 4% of the turtle population in the pond shows the recessive phenotype— long nose (nn).  What is the frequency of heterozygotes in the population?
(A) 0.08
(B) 0.24
(C) 0.32
(D) 0.48
(E) 0.64
3. Within the squirrel population at park, 16% show the recessive phenotype of a curled tail (tt). What is the frequency of the dominant allele (T) in the population?
(A) 0.40
(B) 0.16
(C) 0.26
(D) 0.60
(E) 0.32
4. Within the squirrel population at park, 16% show the recessive phenotype of a curled tail (tt).  What is the frequency of heterozygotes in the population?
(A) 0.08
(B) 0.24
(C) 0.36
(D) 0.48
(E) 0.64
5.  In a population, 600 individuals have MM blood group, 300 have MN blood group, and 100 have NN blood group. What will be the frequencies of M and N alleles in this population?
(A) M= 0.79 and N=0.1
(B) M= 0.65and N=0.35
(C) M= 0.30 and N=0.60
(D) M= 0.75 and N=0.25
(E) M= 0.61 and N=0.19

6.The following genotypes are found in a population: AA -70, Aa-50, aa-20
What are the allele frequencies of A and a?
(A) A= 0.08 and a=0.14
(B) A= 0.63and a=0.36
(C) A= 0.32 and a=0.68
(D) A= 0.68 and a=0.32
(E) A= 0.68 and a=0.14

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Answers:
1.(E) 0.80
2.(C) 0.32
3. (D) 0.60
3. (D) 0.48
5. (D) M= 0.75 and N=0.25
6. (D) A= 0.68 and a=0.32

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