Is cystic fibrosis a recessive trait?


Is cystic fibrosis a recessive trait?

Cystic fibrosis:

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that is life threatening. The disease is characterized by the build up of thick mucus in many organs. The mucus buildup blocks many passages. The most common symptoms include damage to the respiratory system and problems with the digestive system.

Answer and Explanation:

Cystic fibrosis is a recessive disease (recessive trait). A recessive disease means that the individual is a carrier for the disease but the disease...

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Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

from Pathophysiology Textbook

Chapter 9 / Lesson 16

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