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I 6.10 Y-linked traits appear only in males and are passed from a father to all his sons.

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Y-linked traits appear only in males and are passed from a father to all his sons.

The major characteristics of autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant, X-linked recessive, X-linked dominant, and Y-linked traits are summarized in Table 6.1.

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Worked Problem

The following pedigree represents the inheritance of a rare disorder in an extended family. What is the most likely mode of inheritance for this disease? (Assume that the trait is fully penetrant.)

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