# Hardy-Weinberg Theorem

In a population of 100 rock pink plants, 84 individuals have red lowers while 16 have white flowers. Assume that white petals are inherited as a recessive trait (a) and red petals as a dominant trait (A). What are the frequencies p and q? In the next generation, what will be the equilibrium genotypic frequencies?

Please show all work and provide a thorough explanation.

Thank you.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 11:27 pm ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/biology/genetics/hardy-weinberg-theorem-256993

#### Solution Preview

Dear Student,

** Please see the attached file for the complete solution response **

Thanks for using brainmass.

According to Hardyweinberg theory:

p + q = 1 ------ (1)

p2 + 2pq + q2 = 1 (where p = dominant allele, q = recessive ...

#### Solution Summary

In this solution the Hardy-Weinberg Theorem is applied to solve the given genetics problem.

$2.19