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Did the fact that Prince Albert and Queen Victoria were first cousins have anything to do with the fact that she carried the allele for hemophilia? Why or why not?

Chapter 4.7, Problem 1EG, Did the fact that Prince Albert and Queen Victoria were first cousins have anything to do with the

Summary Introduction

To explain: The relation of Queen Victoria, carrying the allele for hemophilia, with the fact that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were first cousins.

Introduction: According to the pedigree analysis, Queen Victoria of England carried the gene for X-linked recessive disorder hemophilia. This mutant allele was passed to several generations in the royal house of Europe. However, now the royal family of Europe is free from hemophilia.

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Hemophilia is an X-linked recessive disorder. It is characterized by the inability of the body to clot blood. There are two types of hemophilia: hemophilia A and hemophilia B. Queen Victoria was the carrier of hemophilia A which is a very rare disease.

According to the pedigree chart, Queen Victoria was a carrier of hemophilia A...

Summary Introduction

To explain: The reason that Queen Victoria carried the allele for hemophilia, with the fact that Queen Vitoria and Prince Albert were first cousins.

Introduction: According to the pedigree analysis, Queen Victoria of England carried the gene for X-linked recessive disorder hemophilia. This mutant allele was passed to several generations in the royal houses of Europe. However, now the royal family of Europe is free from hemophilia.

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