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Problem: In humans, dark hair (B) is dominant over blondness (b), and color blindness (c) is a sex-linked recessive trait. A women has a blond brother, a blond mother, and a dark-haired father. Her brother and her parents have normal vision. She bears the following three children by her blond, normal-visioned husband:a dark-haired son with normal vision,a dark-haired daughter with normal vision, anda dark-haired color-blind soni) Make a pedigree of the entire family showing the probable genotypes of all individuals.ii) What is the probability that her next (fourth) child will be a color-blind boy?iii) If her fourth child is a boy, what is the probability that he will have dark hair?iv) What is the chance that her next four children will all be girls?

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In humans, dark hair (B) is dominant over blondness (b), and color blindness (c) is a sex-linked recessive trait. A women has a blond brother, a blond mother, and a dark-haired father. Her brother and her parents have normal vision. She bears the following three children by her blond, normal-visioned husband:

a dark-haired son with normal vision,

a dark-haired daughter with normal vision, and

a dark-haired color-blind son

i) Make a pedigree of the entire family showing the probable genotypes of all individuals.

ii) What is the probability that her next (fourth) child will be a color-blind boy?

iii) If her fourth child is a boy, what is the probability that he will have dark hair?

iv) What is the chance that her next four children will all be girls?

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