In the given pedigree, the first generation parents produced no offspring that are afflicted with the disorder. A trait that is known to skip generations is considered recessive.
A genetic disorder affected a family as shown in the pedigree below. Affected individuals are indicated by a closed square (male) or circle (female). What is the most likely mode of inheritance that explains the pattern observed in this pedigree?
A. X-linked recessive
B. autosomal recessive
C. autosomal dominant