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Phenylketoneuria (PKU) is a recessive condition. There are 40,000 individuals in a population of 100,000 that have the disease. What are the total number of alleles in the population?The answer is 200000 but I need help undertanding how. Thanks!

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Phenylketoneuria (PKU) is a recessive condition. There are 40,000 individuals in a population of 100,000 that have the disease. What are the total number of alleles in the population?

The answer is 200000 but I need help undertanding how. Thanks!

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The question says that there is a population of 100,000 people. Out of 100,000 40,000 individuals are affected by the Phenylketonuria

We need to determine the total number of alleles present in the population.

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