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Pedigree Analysis Is a Basic Method in Human Genetic:

What are the reasons that pedigree charts are used?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The reasons for using the pedigree charts.

Introduction: Pedigree is the symbolic representation of the inheritance of character from one generation to the next. Different symbols are used to represent different aspects in a pedigree chart. It forms an important tool for the analysis of the patterns of inheritance.

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The important reasons for using the pedigree analysis are described as follows:

  • • It is used to determine the basic genetic information of the family by using specific symbols.
  • • The pedigree analysis determines the inheritance pattern of different traits. For example, a trait may be dominant or recessive.
  • • It predicts the location of a gene...

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