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Suppose you are culturing cells. You have three colonies each in its own T-75 cell culture flask, and each with its own genotype. The flasks are designated as: Flask 1: homozygous dominant, i.e., alleles AA) . Flask 2: homozygous recessive (i.e., alleles aa) . Flask 3: heterozygous dominant (i.e., alleles Aa) To pass the time, your labmate decides to play a bit of a guessing game. He explains that he will randomly select a flask, and then randomly reveal one of the alleles of the genotype in the flask You are to then guess the other allele of the genotype. (a) He tells you the allele he has selected is dominant (i.e., A). What is the probability that the other allele is also dominant? (Hint: it is not 1/2.) (b) Based on your answer, what is your strategy to win the game?

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