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Homework Help: Genetics problem - genotypes and epistasis

  1. Jul 15, 2015 #1
    https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11695990_871019416316266_5030432296478917772_n.jpg?oh=e6514207eea2317acc509cbb8d1382b0&oe=560E6C72 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


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    I'm really not sure how to solve this or where to begin. I don't know which genotypes to use (YYyy or RRrr?). The ratios are familiar to me as a result of epistasis, but I don't know how to show the genotypes (a.) or explain how the F1 phenotypes and F2 ratios are produced (b.)

    Could someone show me the process? Thanks!
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2015 #2
    You guess genotypes, work all the Punnett squares, and go with the answer whose Punnet squares predict the right phenotype ratios.
     
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