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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By this notion, it simplifies the genotype representation for autosomal as well as sex-linked inheritance by only using three numerals 0, 1 and 2 instead of two letter or other complex genotype symbols (Fig.
However, in the "square illustration", genotype shift is also avoided by always considering parent's genotypes in the only order of (smaller genotype code x larger genotype code) or (n x N) for autosomal and (Father's genotype code x Mother's genotype code) or (F x M) for sex-linked inheritance (Fig.
In genotype-to-phenotype hexagon (G2P-hex), along with genotypes, phenotypes are presented in the form of symbols depending upon dominant or recessive form of autosomal and sex-linked inheritance.