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Miss Primrose breeds dogs to show in competitions. Her prized...

Miss Primrose breeds dogs to show in competitions. Her prized female dog, named Stella, recently had an unexpected litter of puppies. Two of the puppies have an unusual coat color called agouti, where each hair has numerous dark and light bands and a dark tip. Miss Primrose specifically bred Stella with another prize-winning dog named Max, but neither Stella nor Max has the agouti fur trait. Miss Primrose suspects that Stella may have been secretly impregnated by a stray dog she has seen in their neighborhood who does have an agouti coat. Miss Primrose collected the following research and pedigree information on Stella and Max:


• The non-agouti coat trait (N) is dominant over the agouti coat trait (n).

• Stella does not have an agouti coat.

• Neither of Stella's parents has an agouti coat.

• Stella's maternal grandfather does not have an agouti coat, but Stella's maternal grandmother does have an agouti coat.

• Max does not have an agouti coat.

• Max's mother does not have an agouti coat, but Max's father does have an agouti coat.


Based on this information, is it possible that Max is the father of this litter of puppies? Why or why not? (Hint: It might be helpful to make a pedigree diagram of Stella's and Max's families so you can determine their genotypes and the possibility of their having agouti puppies.)

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