Chapter 12 Patterns of Heredity and Human Genetics Section 1 Mendelian Inheritance of Human Traits.

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  • Chapter 12 Patterns of Heredity and Human Genetics Section 1 Mendelian Inheritance of Human Traits
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  • Pedigree A pedigree is a graphic representation of genetic inheritance. Symbols are used to show the trait being studied and family relationships
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  • Answer the following about the above pedigree a. What is the sex of I 1? ___________________ b. How many children does IV 2 have? ___________ c. How many children of IV 12 have cancer? ____________ d. List all of the males who have polyps (carriers) __________
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  • Dominant Autosomal Heredity Follow Rule of Dominance Tongue curling Free earlobes Huntingtons disease
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  • Huntingtons Disease Lethal genetic disorder caused by rare autosomal dominant allele Nervous system disintegrates causing loss of control of limbs and mental deterioration.
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  • Huntingtons disease Since onset occurs between ages 30 and 50, this defect can be transmitted to new generations before the parent knows that he is a carrier.
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  • Huntingtons Genetic testing can determine if a person is a carrier. Carriers will get disease because allele is dominant.
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  • Recessive Autosomal Heredity Genetic disorders caused by recessive alleles. Most genetic disorders are caused by this type of allele. Cystic fibrosis, sickle -cell anemia, Tay - Sachs disease, Phenylketonuria (PKU).
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  • Cystic Fibrosis Most common lethal genetic disorder in white Americans. Characterized by thick mucus in lungs and digestive tract. Food is not digested properly Breathing is difficult - frequent lung infections
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  • Tay- Sachs Absence of enzyme that breaks down a lipid that is produced and stored in the central nervous system. Lipid builds up in brain membranes Common in Eastern European Jews and Pennsylvania Dutch.
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  • Symptoms of Tay-Sachs Disease Blindness Progressive loss of movement Mental deterioration Death by age 5. See pg 312 for pedigree
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  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) Most common in people of Norwegian and Swedish descent. Caused by absence of enzyme that converts phenylalanine to tyrosine (amino acids).
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  • Symptoms of PKU New born appears normal. Once baby starts drinking milk, which is high in phenylalanine, damage occurs
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  • Symptoms Build up in phenylalanine causes severe central nervous system damage resulting in mental retardation.
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  • Treatment of PKU All newborns are tested for PKU. Changes in diet can prevent damage.
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  • New Problems With PKU If a homozygous recessive female becomes pregnant, high levels of phenylalanine in her blood can damage baby.


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