A researcher collected DNA from five dung samples in an elephant population. She amplified the sequence corresponding to the STR locus called "Marker X" and determined each allele's size using gel electrophoresis. The data are shown in the table. Samples that have an identical fragment for both alleles are homozygous for Marker X. If the alleles are different, the individual is heterozygous.
Try again. Look at the allele sizes in the table and look for a lane that has all of them.
Correct. Lane C has bands corresponding to allele sizes 237 bp, 245 bp, 252 bp, and 255 bp, which are all the alleles in the table.
Try again. The allele with the highest frequency is the most common allele in the table.
Correct. The 252-bp allele is the most common in the population. Its frequency is 4/10 = 0.4 or 40%.