Laura, a mother with type B blood, has a child with type O blood. She claims t?

Laura, a mother with type B blood, has a child with type O blood. She claims that Craig, who has type A blood, is the father. He claims that he cannot possibly be the father. Further blood tests ordered by the judge reveal that Craig’s genotype is AA. The judge rules that:

A. Susan is right, and Craig must pay child support.

B. Craig is right and doesn't have to pay child support.

C. Susan cannot be the real mother of the child; there must have been an error made at the hospital.

D. it is impossible to reach a decision based on the limited data available.

E. none of these is true.

4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favourite answer

    It says Craigs blood type is AA so even if the mom is BO (O for simplicity sake) the child would be blood type A, not O. It's probably B but if you want props from your teacher you should propose that the child could have the bombay phenotype depending on how they did the test.

    Source(s): molecular biology major
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    b. the youngster won't be able to be Craig's. he's AA, so each newborn he produces receives the A allele from him. that is dominant, so the youngster isn't variety O. Susan might want to have a form O newborn, see you later as she is BO.

  • He could be Chimera with two DNA types. Either way, he needs to demand a paternity test to make sure.

    Source(s): For 22 years, I have volunteered my time working with divorced/single fathers dealing in family law issues, such as child support, teaching them about what the states are not telling support obligors. ♂♀
  • D. You don't know Craig's blood type. Since it's type B, the alles can be IB and i, or it can be IB and IB. Trust me on this own.

    Source(s): Just took this in biology.
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