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Calculating Allele Frequency?

just want to make sure that I'm doing it correctly / my answers are correct.

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    I don't know.  Maybe if I sat down and counted alleles I could figure it out.  Let's say that the population is 100 individuals.  Since they're diploid, the 100 individuals have 200 alleles.

    All right.  Let's look at the first column.

    We have 12 + 12 + 16 = 40 F alleles.

    Freq(F) = 40/200 = 0.20 (answer).

    We have 16 + 72 + 72 = 160 f alleles.

    Freq(f) = 160/200 = 0.8 (answer)

    All right.  Let's look at the second column.

    We have 18 + 18 + 26 = 62 F alleles.

    Freq(F) = 62/200 = 0.31 (answer).

    We have 26 + 56 + 56 = 138 f alleles.

    Freq(f) = 138/200 = 0.69 (answer)

    All right.  Let's look at the third column.

    We have 20 + 20 + 32 = 72 F alleles.

    Freq(F) = 72/200 = 0.36 (answer).

    We have 32 + 48 + 48 = 128 f alleles.

    Freq(f) = 128/200 = 0.64 (answer)

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