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Offspring's Blood Type

What if the mother is type O+ and the father is A-? What would the offspring's blood type be?

The offspring could be:

(a) A+, or O+
(b) A-, or O-
(c) A+, A-, O+, or O-
(d) A+, or O-

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The answer for this question is:

(c) A+, A-, O+, or O-

Let's look at what factors determine what blood type wins over the next. First, inheritance plays a role. Both the ABO blood type alleles and the Rh factor genetic information are inherited from our parents, but they are inherited seperately.

Blood types are also important to consider.
The mother of the child is blood ...

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