In people with sickle-cell disease, red blood cells break down, clump, and clog the blood vessels. The blood vessels and the broken cells accumulate in the spleen. These events lead to physical weakness, heart failure, joint pain, and brain damage. Such a suite of symptoms can be explained by __________.
the polygenic nature of sickle-cell disease
an epistatic interaction between the sickle-cell allele and a proteolytic enzyme gene
a bacterial infection interacting with the sickle-cell allele
side effects of the drugs used to cure sickle-cell disease
the pleiotropic effects of the sickle-cell allele
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