What type of melanin do albino people produce

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What type of melanin do albino people produce

The frequency of carriers of the albino allele in the population is. If

To solve this problem, we need to consider the Hardy-Weinberg equation which is the following:

p^2 + 2pq + q^2 = 1

where: p = frequency of the "A" allele

q = frequency of the "a" allele

In other words, p^2 refers to the frequency of the homozygous(dominant) genotype AA, q^2 represents the frequency of the homozygous(recessive) genotype aa, and 2pq represents the frequency of the heterozygous genotype.

In the problem, if q = 0.01, and p = 0.99, then the frequency of carriers is 2pq which then becomes 0.0099 x 2. Thus, the predicted frequency of Caucasians in the U.S. who carry a single albino allele is 0.0198.

Thus, the predicted frequency of Caucasians in the U.S. who carry a single albino allele is 0.0198.

If the albino individuals are present at a frequency of about 1 in 10,000 (or 0.0001); then;

aa = 0.0001

a = 0.01

Using Hardy-Weinberg principle of p + q = 1

p + 0.01 = 1

p = 1 – 0.01 = 0.99

Using Hardy-Weinberg equation; p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1

Carriers of albino allele are the heterozygous population (2pq);

2*.099*0.01 = 0.0198

The frequency is 0.0198

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