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Problem: Assume that the disorder shown in the pedigree below is arare disease that results from a defect in mitochondrial DNA. If individual III-8 has a daughter, determine the probability that the daughter will inherit the muscle disorder from her affected parent. Answer as a decimal.

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In the given pedigree, it has been stated that the disorder is from the mitochondrial DNA.

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Assume that the disorder shown in the pedigree below is arare disease that results from a defect in mitochondrial DNA. If individual III-8 has a daughter, determine the probability that the daughter will inherit the muscle disorder from her affected parent. Answer as a decimal.

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