What is the average number of new mutations
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Suppose that every human gamete contains approximately 40,000 genes.

a. If the forward mutation rate is 1 x 10-5 new mutations per gene per generation, what is the average number of new mutations per gamete per generation? Show your work.

b. What is the average number of new mutations per gamete per generation if the forward mutation rate is 1x10-4? Show your work.

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