Problem 9


The genotype of F1 individuals in a tetrahybrid cross is AaBbCcDd. Assuming independent assortment of these four genes, what are the probabilities that F2 offspring would have the following genotypes?

 

a. aabbccdd = x x x = 1/256

b. AaBbCcDd = x x x = 1/16

c. AABBCCDD = x x x = 1/256

d. AaBBccDd = x x x = 1/64

e. AaBBCCdd = x x x = 1/128


Just remember that the probability of a heterozygote (Xx) = 2/4 or 1/2 and the probability of a homozygote XX or xx = 1/4