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Chapter 4, Problem 16QP
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Analysis of Autosomal Recessive and Dominant Traits

What is the chance that a color-blind male and a carrier female will produce:

  1. a. a color-blind son?
  2. b. a color-blind daughter?

a.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The chances that a color-blind male and carrier female would produce a color-blind son.

Introduction: There are two types of genetic diseases: autosomal diseases and sex-linked diseases. The sex-linked diseases are inherited on the basis of defected or mutant protein on X or Y chromosome.

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Color blindness is an X-linked recessive trait. It is also known as red-green blindness which affects approximately 8% of men in the United States. The affected individuals could not distinguish between the red and green color in this specific disorder...

b.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The chances that a color-blind male and carrier female would produce a color-blind daughter.

Introduction: There are two types of genetic diseases: autosomal diseases and sex-linked diseases. The sex-linked diseases are inherited on the basis of defected or mutant protein on X or Y chromosome.

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