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Unformatted text preview: Sex-Linked Traits
Characteristics that are
inherited from genes found on
the sex chromosomes.
the Sex-Linked Traits
– Females – XX
– Males – XY Almost all sex-linked traits are found on
the X chromosome
Y chromosome contains very few genes
and is mainly involved in sex
determination Sex-Linked Traits
It is possible for a
female to be a carrier
of an X-linked trait,
but not express it
Men will express all
X-linked traits they
inherit X-linked recessive, carrier mother
U.S. National Library of Medicine Carrier
son Example: Color Blindness
Example: Various tests for color blindness. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Harmon during the Winter '11 term at BYU.
- Winter '11