Problem: 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 recessiveB. autosomal recessiveC. autosomal dominant

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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.

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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