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Genotypes and phenotypes of human blood

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A man with type A blood marries a woman with type B blood. Their child has type O blood. What are the genotypes of these individuals? What other genotypes, and in what frequencies, would you expect from offspring of this marriage? I also give the phenotypes for the possible offspring.

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The letters A and B refer to two carbohydrates, the A substance and the B substance, which may be found on the surface of red blood cells. The person's blood may be coated with one or the other (phenotypes A and B), both (phenotype AB), or neither (phenotype O).

The letters A and B refer to two carbohydrates, the A substance and the B substance, which may be found on the surface of red blood cells. The ...

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Genotypes and phenotypes of human blood are configured. The expected offspring from the marriage is determined.

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