sex-linkage


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sex′-link`age



n.
an association between genes in sex chromosomes such that the characteristics determined by these genes appear more frequently in one sex than in the other.
[1910–15]
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It features a color user interface with large icons and pictorial representations of phenotypes, ZZ/ZW sex-linkage in addition to XX/XY, compatibility with most modern operating systems, free distribution, and open-source customizability.
The type of dominance and the type of sex-linkage are independent choices; this yields a maximum of 12 possible underlying genetic models in the most advanced mode.
They did not explore ZZ/ZW sex-linkage and (correctly) considered only autosomal models from then on.