sex linkage


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sex linkage

n.
The condition in which a gene responsible for a specific trait is located on a sex chromosome, resulting in sexually dependent inheritance of the trait.

sex linkage

n
(Genetics) genetics the condition in which a particular gene is located on a sex chromosome, esp on the X-chromosome, so that the character controlled by the gene is associated with either of the sexes
ˈsexˌlinked adj
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Noun1.sex linkage - an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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sex linkage

[ˈsɛksˌlɪŋkɪdʒ] n (Genetics) → eredità f inv biologica legata al sesso
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Key words: chinook salmon, genetic marker, genotype, phenotype, sex linkage.
The data for sex linkage in the other genera are sparce, but several enzyme loci that are sex-linked in Aedes are also sex-linked in Culex and Anopheles.
A gradient of sex linkage in the pseudoautosomal region of the human sex chromosomes.