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Mendelian Disorders in Humans and their Types

What is Mendelian disorder?

Mendelian Disorder is a genetic disorder caused by a single gene mutation. These disorders can be hereditary. It can be passed from parents to Children. Physicians carry out a Pedigree Analysis to detect Mendelian Disorder.

Mendelian Disorders can be classified into 5 types which are autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, sex-linked recessive and mitochondrial.

Examples of Mendelian Disorders

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Haemophilia
  • Albinism
  • Sickle Cell anaemia
  • Colour blindness