# Homework Help: Cell Division

1. Jul 16, 2011

### nicholaschean

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Albinism in humans is controlled by a recessive allele. How many copies of this allele will be found at one of the poles of a cell at telophase I of meiosis in an albino person.
A.23
B.4
C.2
D.1

2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
Let rr be the recessive allele for Albinism. During interphase, there will be 2 of rr due to duplication. Therefore, when they are sperated by the pole.
there would be 1 rr on the left and 1 rr on the right. Therefore telophase 1, will contain one rr in one nucleus and one rr in the other.

So my ans is D

2. Jul 16, 2011

### nicholaschean

Hmm i hav a 2nd attempt though and i think it shld be correct:
Let r be a recessive allele. A person with albino will be rr. Therefore, this wil duplicate during interphase resulting in 2(rr). Therefore, each pole will have 2(r). Therefore ans is C.

3. Jul 17, 2011

### pmsrw3

4. Jul 17, 2011

### nicholaschean

The question is on top liao. As for the attempt, it is the 2nd post

5. Jul 17, 2011

### pmsrw3

No, I understand what question you were asked. I see that you've answered it. Now, what is your question?