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5.0: Prelude to Pedigrees and Populations

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  • To study the inheritance patterns of genes in humans and other species for which controlled matings are not possible, geneticists use the analysis of pedigrees and populations.

    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Polydactyly (six fingers in this case) is an example of a human trait that can be studied by pedigree analysis. (Wikipedia-en:User:DRGNU23-GFDL)
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