I have the following assignment where I am to look at the "tree" (not sure the english word) and assign whether or not they can be autosomal dominant or recessive as well whether they can be X-linked recessive.
My way to try and complete this assignment is by drawing a punnet's square but I quickly run into some confusion. When I draw my square, I know that is I'm checking for autosomal dominant, then I would draw the mother as A'a, the A' denoting the sick dominant allele. What I'm not sure is this: Can't I also draw her as A'A'? That would also mean she would be autosomal dominant but with 2 sick alleles. What about the father? Do I draw him as Aa, aa or AA? I'm a bit confused here!