Population Genetics

You are a genetic analyst and you have been asked to find the allele frequencies using the following data in a 2 allele system for eye color. In this system the Brown Eyed Allele (B) is dominant over the blue Eyed Allele (b).

A population was surveyed for their eye color (the phenotype) and found that 36 people have blue eyes and 64 people have brown eyes.

Using the Hardy-Weinberg Formula determine the frequencies of the Brown Eyed Allele (B), and the blue eyed allele (b). Be sure to show all of your work and the calculations. Also provide a concluding statement.

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