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Genome 371 Spring, 2005 Mutation, Mutational Repair Problem Set #4 Answers: 1. (b) . Somatic 2. (d) . All of the above. 3. Plants can be propagated vegetatively, but such methods are not available for animals (although recent developments in mammalian cloning technology make this goal a distinct possibility). 4. The X-rays must have produced an X-linked recessive mutation resulting in white eyes in one of the sperm cells of the irradiated male. 5. Males receive their single X-chromosome from their mother (in humans-not true in all species). Thus, the child suffering from hemophilia (an X-linked disorder) must have received this genetic defect from his mother. The employer cannot be held accountable in this case. Given that achondroplasia results from an autosomal dominant mutation and neither parent is affected, this mutation may have arisen in the germline of either parent. Therefore it is possible that this mutation was caused by exposure to the toxic chemicals (If the toxic chemicals were known to be mutagens, this would further work against the employer).
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