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Is autosomal recessive the same as homozygous recessive?
Also question is, what is autosomal recessive?
Autosomal recessive is one of several ways that a trait, disorder, or disease can be passed down through families. An autosomal recessive disorder means two copies of an abnormal gene must be present in order for the disease or trait to develop.
One may also ask, what is homozygous recessive? An organism can be homozygous dominant, if it carries two copies of the same dominant allele, or homozygous recessive, if it carries two copies of the same recessive allele. Heterozygous means that an organism has two different alleles of a gene. People with CF are homozygous recessive.
In this manner, what is the heterozygote of an autosomal recessive condition called?
An autosomal recessive trait is one in which a person who has two copies of the altered gene (homozygote/compound heterozygote) manifests the trait, but heterozygotes (carriers) are unaffected. A person with an autosomal recessive condition often appears to be the only person affected in a family (Figure 7-5).
What is autosomal dominant vs autosomal recessive?
Medical Definition of Autosomal dominant Autosomal dominant: A pattern of inheritance in which an affected individual has one copy of a mutant gene and one normal gene on a pair of autosomal chromosomes. (In contrast, autosomal recessive diseases require that the individual have two copies of the mutant gene.)