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Calculating Genotype and Allele Frequencies Using HWE


In red squirrels, the allele for bushy tail (T) is completely dominant to the allele for smooth tail (t). The following phenotypes are observed in a population:

324 Bushy
121 Smooth

What are the allele frequencies for this population?

Use the Hardy Weinberg equations:

$$p+q=1$$ and $$p^2+2pq+q^2=1$$