You are studying a color polymorphism in the a population of


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You are studying a color polymorphism in the a population of soapberry bugs. A single locus controls color morph: individuals with at least 1 copy of the R allele at this locus are red while individuals of the WW genotype at this locus are white. You know that this population satisfies the conditions for H-W equilibrium, and that 96% of the population shows the red phenotype. What is the frequency of the R allele? Show your work.

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