If Tom Harris had type AB blood and Mary had type O, could the type O child they brought home be their child? * No, the baby would have to have inherited a gene for O from both parents and Tom has only a gene for A or B. Yes, both parents had the recessive hidden gene for O blood in their genotype which they passed on to the baby. No; the baby would have to have Type AB blood that it inherited from the father since A and B are dominate to O. Yes; the baby inherited type O blood from the mother Mary Harris which is dominant to the genes for both A and B.


Answer 1

The study of blood is called hematology. The component of blood is RBC, WBC, platelets, and plasma.

The correct answer to the question is option B.

What is a blood group?

  • A blood type is a classification of blood, based on the presence and absence of antibodies and inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells.
  • These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system.

The genes A and B are dominant over O therefore the O blood group can not be seen in offspring.

Hence, the correct answer to the question is option B is Yes, both parents had the recessive hidden gene for O blood in their genotype which they passed on to the baby. No; the baby would have to have Type AB blood that it inherited from the father since A and B are dominant to O.

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Answer 2


No, the baby would have to have inherited a gene for O from both parents and Tom has only a gene for A or B.

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