Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics: Inheritance Patterns


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A criss-cross inheritance pattern is seen in what type of genetic inheritance?

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1. Generally speaking, what are the odds that an autosomal dominant condition will be passed from an affected individual to their child?

2. If this is a pedigree for a family with a history of hemophilia, which is a sex-linked condition, what do we know about the proband's mother?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at what gets passed down to others, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of pedigree analysis of inheritance patterns. Questions on the quiz address the characteristics of the sex-linked inheritance and the likelihood an autosomal dominant condition will be passed from the individual to the child.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Odds of inheriting an autosomal dominant condition
  • Characteristics of a mother with hemophilia
  • Inheritance type identification

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the odds of inheriting an autosomal dominant condition and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve inheritance type identification problems

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics: Inheritance Patterns. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a pedigree is
  • Identify the first affected family member seeking medical attention
  • Explain the autosomal dominant inheritance patterns
  • Describe the autosomal recessive inheritance patterns
  • Appreciate the sex-linked inheritance patterns