Describe why the disease can/cannot be a dominant Mendelian trait or a recessive Mendelian trait.

Consider the two family histories and describe why the disorder in one family is possibly genetic a Show more Consider the two family histories and describe why the disorder in one family is possibly genetic and why there is not evidence that the disorder in the other family could be genetic. Describe why the disease can/cannot be a dominant Mendelian trait or a recessive Mendelian trait. Note that if a particular outcome is impossible for a given mode of inheritance (dominant or recessive) the trait is assumed to not be such a trait. For this example a trait can only be presumed to be a genetic trait is it conforms to the expectations of either a dominant or recessive Mendelian trait. Family 1. I have a disease. My mother and father did not have the disease but my grandfather on my mothers side did have the disease. My grandfather on my fathers side did not have the disease. Neither of my grandmothers had the diseases. None of my aunts or uncles on either side have the disease and none of my siblings have the disease. Family 2. I have a disease both my mother and father had the disease but neither of my grandparents nor any of their ancestors had the disease. None of my children have the disease but all my siblings have had the disease. Show less

 

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