LINKED TRAITS..?

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LINKED TRAITS..?

Post by kikakid » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:57 pm

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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Post by Darby » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:28 pm

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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confused too

Post by animal/confusedgal » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:12 am

PLEASE! I DON'T GET GENTICS! i have a test coming and the my book is too complicated to help! please someone!!! :evil:

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:48 pm

well what exactly is your problem? what don't you understand...
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