Color Blindness Problem Set

Problem 8: Grandparents

Tutorial to help answer the question

We don't know if any of Audrei's grandparents were red-green color blind, but we can make some educated guesses. Is it possible that all of Audrei's grandparents have normal vision?

A. Yes
B. No


X chromosome inheritance
The X chromosomes are inherited from either maternal grandparent and paternal grandmother The diagram shows how the X and Y chromosomes are inherited from the maternal and paternal grandparents to the parents to the son.

The Y chromosome is passed strictly from the father to male children in each generation. No male from the father's side of the family can be a source of genes on a women's X chromosome.

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