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Imagine that for a maternally imprinted gene, allele a encodes an inactive version and allele A is the wildtype version. Do you expect the following individuals to exhibit an abnormal phenotype? Why or why not? a) a female of genotype Aa in which the wildtype allele came from her father? b) a male of genotype Aa in which the wildtype allele came from his mother?

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The solution discusses if the given individuals would exhibit an abnormal phenotype.

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Imprinted genes are genes whose expression is determined by the parent that contributed them.

Imprinted genes violate the usual rule ...

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