Problem: A true-breeding red-eye female is crossed with a white-eye male, you expect _____ red eye females that are heterozygous (consider in your % the number of males and females)A. 25%B. 50%C. 100%D. 0%

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After the study of Gregor Mendel for Mendelian Genetics, it was Thomas Hunt Morgan's study that led to the knowledge of the physical basis of genetic inheritance. Through studying the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, he discovered the wild type and mutant phenotypes.

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A true-breeding red-eye female is crossed with a white-eye male, you expect _____ red eye females that are heterozygous (consider in your % the number of males and females)

A. 25%

B. 50%

C. 100%

D. 0%

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