autosomal recessive gene


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autosomal recessive gene

A recessive gene that is found on any chromosome other than the X or Y chromosome.
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This type of autosomal recessive gene mutation has traditionally been more difficult to trace, resulting in a paucity of research in this area.
Experts have long suspected that autosomal recessive gene - in which two copies of an abnormal gene are present in an offspring that triggers a disease or a disorder to develop - happens due to marriage among cousins and is involved in congenital heart disease.
Thus, in the case of linked autosomal recessive gene traits, F1 heterozygous males can only produce two types of gametes (the parental types) instead of the four types expected if recombination occurred (two parental types and two recombinant types).

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