Hello, my name is Alvino. I have a question in biology about evolution. The question asks this:
In a population in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the frequency of the recessive allele is 0.6. What is the frequency of individuals expressing the dominant phenotype?
It also says to assume Mendelian genetics but I'm unsure what this means exactly. I used the p squared + q squared equation and subtracted 1 - 0.6 and got 0.4 for the dominant so p = 0.4. I squared that and got 0.16 for dominant but its saying my answer is wrong and should be 0.64. There is something I am missing in the steps and I think it is because it says assume Mendelian genetics. Thank you for your help