Problem: Queen Victoria of England was believed to have been a carrier for Hemophilia. She married Prince Albert who was not a hemophiliac. Their chances of having a male heir to the throne who was not a hemophiliac were?A. 100%B. 0%C. 25%D. 50%

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Hemophilia is an X-linked disorder. Being a carrier, Queen Victoria wold have the genotype X+Xh, and since Prince Albert is normal, he will be assigned the genotype X+Y.

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Queen Victoria of England was believed to have been a carrier for Hemophilia. She married Prince Albert who was not a hemophiliac. Their chances of having a male heir to the throne who was not a hemophiliac were?

A. 100%

B. 0%

C. 25%

D. 50%

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