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Sex Linked Genetic Disease

Sex Linked Genetic Disease

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Sex Linked Genetic disease
Predicting the mode of inheritanceand understanding how a lethalallele is maintained in the genepool
Sex Chromosomes
Homologous pair (XX)in the femaleHeterozygous pair (XY) in the maleSex of the individualis determined bywhich chromosome iscarried by the spermduring fertilization.
Traits that are sex-linked
X-linked alleles arealways expressed inmales because maleshave only one Xchromosome.If a male inherits arecessive trait on the Xchromosome it will beexpressed.What about females?

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