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Rates of Crossover 2

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Researcher Thomas Hunt Morgan crossed a wild type female fruit fly heterozygous for the traits cinnabar eyes and vestigial wings with a male fruit fly displaying both traits.

The number of offspring produced was 965 with wild-type wings and eyes, 185 with wild-type eyes and vestigial wings, 206 with cinnabar eyes and wild-type wings, and 944 with cinnabar eyes and vestigial wings.

Which of the following is the rate of crossover between these genes?

A

17%

B

83%

C

0.17%

D

0.83%