Are autosomal traits always inherited?

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Are autosomal traits always inherited?

Autosomal Traits:

Autosomal traits are traits caused by genes found on the non-sex chromosomes. These chromosomes are called autosomes and each somatic cell of a person's body, the non-gametes, have two copies of each autosomal chromosome.

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No, autosomal traits are not always inherited. Autosomal traits are either dominant or recessive. Dominant traits only require one copy of a specific...

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Learn about recessive alleles and dominant alleles. Study the variety of recessive traits and dominant traits, and find examples of recessive and dominant alleles.


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