Introduction to Medical Inheritance: Patterns in Families - BM5 RCR1

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1. Male to male transmission of a genetic condition is most likely to imply which type of inheritance?

  • X-linked
  • Y-linked
  • Autosomal Dominant
  • Autosomal Recessive
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2. If a child is affected by a genetic disease, but both the parents are not, what is the most likely mode of inheritance?

  • Autosomal Recessive
  • Y-linked
  • Autosomal Dominant
  • X-linked

3. Which of the following is the most accurate definition for a recessive characteristic?

  • The characteristic only manifests itself in the phenotype when the genotype is homozygous for those alleles
  • The characteristic only manifests itself in the genotype when the phenotype is heterozygous
  • The characteristic only manifests itself in the genotype when the phenotype is homozygous for those alleles
  • The characteristic only manifests itself in the phenotype when the genotype is heterozygous

4. An father unaffected by Myotonic Dystrophy and a mother with Myotonic Dystrophy type II (mild symptoms) have a child. Presuming that the mother is heterozygous, what is the chance of the child inheriting the disease?

  • 75%
  • 50%
  • 25%
  • 100%

5. Which of the following is the most accurate definition for heterozygous?

  • Having two or more genetically different cell lines derived from a single zygote
  • Having only one copy of a gene or DNA sequence in a diploid cell
  • Having two different alleles at a locus
  • Having two of the same alleles at a locus

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