posted by claudia .
we are looking at the Hardy weinberg equilibrium theory and we were given fifty problems to work over the break and even though i have answered most of them there is one that has be taken a long time because I am not sure if it can be solved. here is the question i hope you can help me.
I have three populations of birds.
Population 1 has ten birds, of which one is brown (a recessive trait) and nine are red.
Population 2 has 100 birds ten of which are brown.
Population 3 has 30 birds and 3 are brown.
Which one has the highest frequency of the allele for brown feathers.
Please tell me how to approach this problem.
They all have the same frequency.
Small populations have bottleneck tendencies.
thank you very much