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In a cross between two individuals with the genotype AaBbccDdEeFf and AaBbCCDDeeff the probabilty that an offspring will be hetetozygpus at all these loci....please explain the answer

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Hi Rubina
In one parent A,B,D,E and F genes are already heterozygous
 Even though the C is homozygous in that parent the the C and D are homozygous in the the parent all crosses of these genes would be heterozygous

 Any punnett square you make with six genes would be horrendous. Personally I can't imagine why you would be assigned such a problem. A dihybrid cross would show all that is needed to establish ratios.

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Science teacher for over 50 years. MSc. in biology. I can answer questions in general biology, zoology, botany, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry.

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