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.
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.