Genetics as it applies to evolution, molecular biology, and medical aspects.
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can someone please explain the concept of "linked traits" to me? i understnad that many traits are "X linked", but do linked traits exist outside of sex chromosomes? Also, how can linked traits become UNLIKED and how can i recognize this?
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It's really the genes that are linked, and any genes that share one chromosome are linked. X-linked genes are all on the X chromosome. This means the alleles get passed as combined "packages," not independent of each other, which is why it's an important genetic concept.
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PLEASE! I DON'T GET GENTICS! i have a test coming and the my book is too complicated to help! please someone!!!
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well what exactly is your problem? what don't you understand...
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