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Chapter 19, Problem 2QP
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How Can We Measure Allele Frequencies in Populations?

The MN blood group is a single-gene, two-allele system in which each allele is codominant. Why are such codominant alleles ideal for studies of allele frequencies in a population?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reason for the suitability of codominant alleles for studies of allele frequencies in a population.

Introduction: Codominance can be defined as a form of inheritance where all the alleles of a gene have equal expression. In codominance all the alleles for a gene are equally dominant and are phenotypically expressed as well.

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The codominant two allele system is best suited for the allele frequency study as in the codominant two allele systems; the expression of one allele is not masked by the presence of another allele. In the codominant system the phenotypic expression can be used to determine if a particular allele is present or not...

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