Human Genetics Problem Set

Problem 5: Interpreting a pedigree chart

A human geneticist determined the pedigree shown in the diagram with filled symbols showing the affected individuals. How is this pattern of inheritance described?

A. autosomal dominant
B. autosomal recessive
C. sex-linked recessive
D. sex-linked dominant
E. none of these

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