How Do You Find the Frequency of a Recessive Allele?

Frequency of recessive allele can be calculated using the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium equation. The frequency of the recessive allele is taken as q and it can be calculated by taking the square root of q2. Here q2 is the frequency of homozygotes for the recessive allele, showing recessive phenotype and can be easily counted in a population.

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