Consider the following family history:

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  • Bob has a genetic condition that affects his skin.
  • Bob’s wife, Eleanor, has normal skin. No one in Eleanor’s family has ever had the skin condition.
  • Bob and Eleanor have a large family. Of their eleven children, all six of their sons have normal skin, but all five of their daughters have the same skin condition as Bob.


Based on Bob and Eleanor’s family history, what inheritance pattern does the skin condition most likely follow?




asked Nov 21, 2012 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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X-linked dominant

answered Nov 21, 2012 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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