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Color Blind question

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by bluesdeluxe, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. bluesdeluxe

    bluesdeluxe Member
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    If 1/12 of the males in a population are red-green colorblind, what fraction of females from that population are red-green colorblind?

    a)1/6
    b) 1/12
    C) 1/48
    d) 1/144
    e) no females will have the trait cause rg colorblindness is on a sex chromosome


    the sample test I took with this question had another red-green colorblindness question in the science part and it was a sex linked cell. Seems to me any female who inherited the gene would have another X chromosome that is dominant therefore they would be carries and never be colorblind. The answer guide says it's D cause of 1/12 times 1/12 or something. Is the answer wrong?
     
  2. keibee82

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    yes it is D. Since rg colorblindness trait is recessive females need both
    recessive traits to be rg colorblind. Therefore 1/12 X 1/12 = 1/144
     
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