AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE

refers to a pattern of Mendelian inheritance in which a mutant allele produces its effect in an offspring only if it is present on both members of a pair of homologous chromosomes (see also autosome- recessive allele) - or parents. An example of an autosomal recessive disorder is Tay-Sachs disease.

AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE: "An autosomal recessive disease is carried by both parents, and results in the presence of disease in the offspring- for example, Tay-Sachs disease."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autosomal-recessive/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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