What is the probability that a parent carrying a dominant trait will pass that trait on to each child?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:16 am ad1c9bdddf
Unlike dominant genetic diseases, hemophilia is not associated with somatic genes but rather sex-linked genes. There are two chromosomes that are sex-linked, the X and Y. Females have two X chromosomes (XX) and males have one X and one Y (XY). As a result, females who have a defective X chromosome have another which may compensate. Males only have one, therefore will present any deficits their X chromosome carries. This ...
The expert explains why a women carrying the gene for hemophilia can produce two hemophiliac sons when she mates with a normal male. The probability that a parent carrying is dominant trait will pass that trait on to each child.