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Postby mxrjacqueline » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:44 pm

How are sex-linked characteristics different from traditional Mendelian characteristics?
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Postby biostudent84 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:19 am

Recessive sex-linked genes are most commonly found in males. As the Y chromosome holds very little genetic information, if there is a recessive gene on the X chromosome, then there is usually no corresponding dominant gene to counter it.
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Postby mith » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:48 pm

Meaning they don't happen purely by chance since there is another factor. Think about the mendelian experiements with pea plants and how the probablities of a phenotype would manifest.
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