Sex-linked trait

Definition

noun, plural: sex-linked traits

A trait genetically determined by an allele located on the sex chromosome


Supplement

Since traits are sex-linked, there is usually a distinct pattern. For example, color blindness is a sex-linked trait whose allele is recessive and located on the X chromosome.

When the mother is color blind and the father is not:

When the father is color blind and the mother is not:


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