# genetics problems

1. a. The ability to taste the chemical phenylthiocarbamide is an autosomal dominant phenotype, and the inability to taste it is recessive. If a taster woman with a nontaster father marries a taster man who in a previous marriage had a nontaster daughter, what is the probability that their first child will be

(1) A nontaster girl

(2) A taster girl

(3) A taster boy

b. What is the probability that their first two children will be tasters of either sex?

2. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is sex-linked and usually affects only males. Victims of the disease become progressively weaker, starting early in life.

a. What is the probability that a woman whose brother has Duchenne's disease will have an affected child?

b. If your mother's brother (your uncle) had Duchenne's disease, what is the probability that you have received the allele?

c. If your father's brother had the disease, what is the probability that you have received the allele?

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#### Solution Summary

Solutions to muliple genetics problems relating to inheritence and mendelian genetics