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Understanding Mouse Coat Colors Through Dihybrid Cross Predictions

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In mice, black color (B) is dominant to white (b). At a different locus, a dominant allele (A) produces a band of yellow just below the tip of each hair in mice with black fur. This gives a frosted appearance known as agouti. Expression of the recessive allele (a) results in a solid coat color. If mice that are heterozygous at both loci are crossed, what is expected phenotypic ratio of their offspring?

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Understanding Mouse Coat Colors Through Dihybrid Cross Predictions
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Learn about mouse genetics and the implications of dominant and recessive genes on coat color. We'll use a Punnett square to predict offspring coat patterns by crossing two heterozygous mice. Learn how phenotype ratios like 9 Agouti: 4 white: 3 black help us understand genetic outcomes.

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QUESTION:

In mice, black color (B) is dominant to white (b). At a different locus, a dominant allele (A) produces a band of yellow just below the tip of each hair in mice with black fur. This gives a frosted appearance known as agouti. Expression of the recessive allele (a) results in a solid coat color. If mice that are heterozygous at both loci are crossed, what is expected phenotypic ratio of their offspring?

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The frequency with which a certain allele combination appears in any offspring's anticipated traits is known as a phenotypic ratio. It shows a link between the frequency of certain physical traits and their occurrence.

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