How many different allele combinations would be found in the gametes produced by a pea plant whose genotype was RrYY? A) 16 B) 8 C) 4 D) 2

QUESTION POSTED AT 13/11/2019 - 05:21 PM

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Answer: The correct answer is D) 2

Th genotype of the pea plant is RrYY, which shows that it has two genes that are corresponding to two different traits that are color ( Rr) and shape ( YY) of the seed.

During gamete formation, the alleles ( different forms of gene like R and r here) of these genes are segregated and enter in the gametes. There are two allele for the gene corresponding to color that is R and r, whereas gene for shape has only one type of allele that is Y.

Two different type of allelic combinations are found ( refer attachment) in the gametes, which are RY and rY.

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ANSWERED AT 16/12/2019 - 12:11 AM

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ANSWERED AT 16/12/2019 - 12:09 AM

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ANSWERED AT 16/12/2019 - 12:08 AM

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:54 PM

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:51 PM

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:46 PM

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:41 PM

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:40 PM

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