Answer: a characteristic that has a gene on the x chromsome but no corresponding
gene on the y chromosome
sex-linked trait
Sex linked is a trait in which a gene is located on a sex chromosome. In humans the term generally refers to traits that are influenced by genes on the X chromosome. This is because the X chromosome is large and contains many more genes than the smaller Y chromosome.
Sex-Linked Trait s In humans as well as in many other animals and some plants the sex of the individual is determined by sex chromosomes—one pair of non-homologous chromosomes. Until now we have only considered inheritance patterns among non-sex chromosomes or autosomes.
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Sex - linked traits are associated with genes found on sex chromosomes. In humans the sex chromosomes are X and Y. Because the X-chromosome is larger X- linked traits are more common than Y- linked traits. An example of a sex - linked trait is red-green colorblindness which is carried on the X-chromosome.
Sex linkage chromosomal mutations & non-nuclear inheritance. X- linked inheritance. Practice: Sex-linked traits . This is the currently selected item. X-inactivation. Aneuploidy & chromosomal rearrangements. Inheritance of mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA. Practice: X-inactivation and aneuploidy.
Sex-linked traits are characteristics other than sex that are car...