In a captive colony, he selects a male chipmunk with short ears. Without any additional information, would the geneticist know the genotype of that particular male chipmunk? If yes, what would the short-eared chipmunk's genotype be. If no, how could the geneticist determine the genotype of that particular chipmunk? Ideas are included.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:12 pm ad1c9bdddf
Let's call the short ear allele E, and the long ear one e.
Since short ears are dominant, an animal that shows the short-ear phenotype could either be homozygous EE (two short ear alleles) or heterozygous Ee (one short ear allele and one long ...
Genotype of a particular chipmunk is determined.