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Multiple alleles of the ABO blood group gene govern the four major blood types in humans (phenotypes A, B, AB, and O).

Multiple alleles of the ABO blood group gene govern the four major blood types in humans (phenotypes A, B, AB, and O). Alleles IA and IB are codominant and allele iO is recessive to both codominant alleles. A woman of blood type O is suing a man of blood Type AB in paternity suit concerning her child, who is blood Type A.


a) Can this man be the father of her child? Explain.

b) What blood types (of the man) would definitely rule out this man as the father of this woman's Type A child? Explain.

c) Suppose a woman and her child were both of blood Type AB. What possible blood types would you expect to characterize the father of the child? Explain.

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a) Yes, the man can be the father of the woman's child. b) The man cannot... View the full answer

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(a) Yes, the man can possibly be the father of the child. (b) In case, the man had a blood group... View the full answer

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