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Perfect pitch is the ability to identify a note when it is sounded. In a study of this behavior, perfect pitch was found to predominate in females (24 out of 35 in one group). In one group of seven families, individuals in each family had perfect pitch. In two of those families, the affected individuals included a parent and a child. In another group of three families, three or more members (up to five) of each had perfect pitch, and in all three families, two generations were involved. Given this information, what, if any, conclusions can you draw about whether this behavioral trait might be genetic? How would you test your conclusion? What further evidence would be needed to confirm your conclusion?

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Human Heredity: Principles and Iss...

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305251052
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Perfect pitch is the ability to identify a note when it is sounded. In a study of this behavior, perfect pitch was found to predominate in females (24 out of 35 in one group). In one group of seven families, individuals in each family had perfect pitch. In two of those families, the affected individuals included a parent and a child. In another group of three families, three or more members (up to five) of each had perfect pitch, and in all three families, two generations were involved. Given this information, what, if any, conclusions can you draw about whether this behavioral trait might be genetic? How would you test your conclusion? What further evidence would be needed to confirm your conclusion?

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To determine: The conclusion whether the behavioral trait is genetic in the given study.

Introduction: Single gene disorders are occurred by DNA mutation in one particular gene. These disorders have predictable patterns of inheritance. In the given study, the perfect pitch was found to predominate in females (24 out of 35 in one group). Each individual in a group of seven families had perfect pitch. The affected individuals (a parent and a child) have also been observed in a group of two of those families. Each member of another group of three families has been observed with a perfect pitch, involving two generations.

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In the given study, the perfect pitch trait was found across the generations of the surveyed families. If any trait is transferred from one generation to the other, then it s...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The process of testing the conclusion that the perfect pitch might be genetic.

Introduction: Single gene disorders are occurred by DNA mutation in one particular gene. These disorders have predictable patterns of inheritance. In the given study, the perfect pitch was found to predominate in females (24 out of 35 in one group). Each individual in a group of seven families had perfect pitch. The affected individuals (a parent and a child) have also been observed in a group of two of those families. Each member of another group of three families has been observed with a perfect pitch, involving two generations.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The evidence which confirms that perfect pitch trait is genetic in the given study.

Introduction: Single gene disorders are occurred by DNA mutation in one particular gene. These disorders have predictable patterns of inheritance. In the given study, the perfect pitch was found to predominate in females (24 out of 35 in one group). Each individual in a group of seven families had perfect pitch. The affected individuals (a parent and a child) have also been observed in a group of two of those families. Each member of another group of three families has been observed with a perfect pitch, involving two generations.

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