If two parents, whose blood types are both B, produce a child that has blood type O, what can you...

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If two parents, whose blood types are both B, produce a child that has blood type O, what can you say about the parent's genotypes?

A. one is ii

B. one is IBi

C. both are IBi

D. nothing, this is impossible.

Blood Type:

Blood type is caused by antigens that are on the surface of our red blood cells. Antigens are actually found on the surface of all of our cells and help our immune system to identify which cells are our own cells, and which have entered into the body as pathogens. How blood type is determined genetically is quite interesting.

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In the case of two parents both of whom have blood type B and have a child that has blood type O, they would both be IB i. (choice "C" in...

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Blood Type Inheritance in Humans

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Explore how blood type is inherited. Study A, B, and O blood types, blood type inheritance patterns, and discover how the Rh factor is inherited from parents.


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