sex linked


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Referring to traits or diseases associated with the X or Y chromosome. Sex-linked diseases are generally much more common in men

sex linked

X-linked, see there.
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The subsequent fowls were certainly better layers than the parent stock and also had the advantage that they were sex linked, which means that you could tell the sex of the young chicks as soon as they hatched out.
While some forms of color blindness are sex linked, this one isn't.
If survival genes are sex linked, this would influence the direction and degree of gene flow between the host races.