Problem: In Drosophila melanogaster, the white-eye mutation is _____ and is represented as _____ for a white eye female.A. gender-linked recessive; w+w+B. gender-linked dominant, wwC. gender-linked dominant, w+w+D. gender-linked recessive, ww

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Thomas Hunt Morgan studied the fruit flies after Mendel's experiment on pea plants. He worked two years into breeding these flies until he was able to produce a male fly with white eyes.

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In Drosophila melanogaster, the white-eye mutation is _____ and is represented as _____ for a white eye female.

A. gender-linked recessive; w+w+

B. gender-linked dominant, ww

C. gender-linked dominant, w+w+

D. gender-linked recessive, ww

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