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Chapter 4, Problem 12QP
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Analysis of Autosomal Recessive and Dominant Traits

List and describe two other diseases inherited in the following fashion:

  1. a. autosomal dominant
  2. b. autosomal recessive

a.

Summary Introduction

To explain: Two diseases that are inherited in the autosomal dominant fashion.

Introduction: A disease can be inherited in either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive fashion. The autosomal dominant trait shows the expression in both homozygous dominant (AA) and heterozygous (Aa) conditions. However, the autosomal recessive trait expresses itself only in the homozygous recessive (aa) condition.

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The examples of diseases that are inherited in the autosomal dominant fashion are described as follows:

  • Camptodactyly is an autosomal dominant disease. It is characterized by the unmovable and bent little finger of the hand...

b.

Summary Introduction

To explain:  Two diseases that are inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.

Introduction: A disease can be inherited in either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive fashion. The autosomal recessive trait expresses itself only in the homozygous recessive (aa) condition.

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