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Chapter 4, Problem 3QP
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Pedigree Analysis Is a Basic Method in Human Genetics

Using the pedigree provided, answer the following questions.

Chapter 4, Problem 3QP, Pedigree Analysis Is a Basic Method in Human Genetics Using the pedigree provided, answer the

  1. a. Is the proband male or female?
  2. b. Is the grandfather of the proband affected?
  3. c. How many siblings does the proband have, and where is he or she in the birth order?

a.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The proband in the pedigree is male or female.

Introduction: Pedigree analysis is the symbolic representation of the presence or absence of traits in a particular family. In the pedigree chart, a particular trait is represented by a particular symbol. It can be used to determine the risk of a genetic disorder to an individual.

Explanation of Solution

The affected individuals of the first generation or the affected individual of interest is called proband...

b.

Summary Introduction

To explain. In the given pedigree analysis, whether the grandfather of the proband is affected or not.

Introduction: Pedigree analysis is the symbolic representation of the presence or absence of traits in a particular family. In the pedigree chart, a particular trait is represented by a particular symbol. It can be used to determine the risk of a genetic disorder to an individual.

c.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The number of siblings of the proband along with birth order of the proband with the help of a given pedigree chart.

Introduction: Pedigree analysis is the symbolic representation of the presence or absence of traits in a particular family. In the pedigree chart, a particular trait is represented by a particular symbol. It can be used to determine the risk of a genetic disorder to an individual.

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