Can you disprove autosomal dominant inheritance?


Can you disprove autosomal dominant inheritance?

Autosomal Dominance:

Autosomal dominant inheritance means that a trait is caused by a single, dominant gene on one of the autosomes. Autosomes are the non-sex chromosomes that make up the first 22 pairs of chromosomes in human DNA. The sex chromosomes make up the other pair. A dominant gene will express itself in any condition, meaning it only needs one copy. Recessive genes will only express themselves when two copies are present.

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The easiest way to disprove autosomal dominance in a trait is to create a pedigree. This is a chart of a person's family tree noting which relatives...

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Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics: Inheritance Patterns


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Learn about pedigrees in genetics. Discover how to trace inheritance and carriers on a pedigree. Understand the inheritance patterns in genetic conditions.

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