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Problem: Normally in humans a mutant gene on the Y chromosome will be inherited in which of the following ways?A. All of the daughters of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it but none of the sons will.B. All of the sons of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it but none of the daughters will.C. Half of the sons of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it and half will not; none of the daughters will receive it.D. One-quarter of both the sons and daughters of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it and the rest will not.E. Half of the sons and daughters of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it and half will not.

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The Y chromosome is known to be carried by males as their sex chromosomes are X and Y while females have 2 X chromosomes. 

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Normally in humans a mutant gene on the Y chromosome will be inherited in which of the following ways?

A. All of the daughters of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it but none of the sons will.

B. All of the sons of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it but none of the daughters will.

C. Half of the sons of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it and half will not; none of the daughters will receive it.

D. One-quarter of both the sons and daughters of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it and the rest will not.

E. Half of the sons and daughters of a parent with the mutant gene will receive it and half will not.

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