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In a study of a population of blue-footed boobies that is in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, you find that 49% of the boobies have the recessive wing-color phenotype. Wing color is determined by a single autosomal gene for which there are two alleles. What would be the percentage of heterozygotes in the population?
e. it cannot be determined from the information given
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