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sex-linked

 [seks-linkt´]
determined by a gene located on a sex chromosome; only X linkage has clinical significance.

sex link·age

inheritance of a trait or a sex chromosome or gonosome. A man receives all his sex-linked genes from his mother and transmits them all to his daughters but not to his sons; a recessive sex-linked character is much more likely to be expressed in the male.
See also: sex chromosomes.

sex-linked

(seks´linkt) transmitted by a gene located on the X chromosome.

sex-linked

(sĕks′lĭngkt′)
adj.
1. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes.
2. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.

sex-linked

pertaining to genes carried on the sex chromosomes, particularly the X chromosome, or to the traits they control. See also sex-linked disorder, X-linked inheritance, Y-linked. sex linkage, n.

sex link·age

, sex-linked (seks lingk'ăj, seks-lingkt)
Inheritance of a trait or a sex chromosome or gonosome. A man receives all his x-linked genes from his mother and transmits them all to his daughters but not to his sons; a recessive sex-linked character is much more likely to be expressed in the male.
See also: sex chromosomes

sex-linked

See SEX-LINKAGE.

Sex-linked

Refers to genes or traits carried on one of the sex chromosomes, usually the X.

sex link·age

, sex-linked (seks lingk'ăj, seks-lingkt)
Inheritance of trait, a sex chromosome, or gonosome. A man receives all his sex-linked genes from his mother and transmits them all to his daughters but not to his sons; recessive sex-linked character is much more likely to be expressed in the male.

sex-linked

determined by a gene located on a sex chromosome. Although a trait may be X-linked or Y-linked, virtually all clinically significant sex-linked traits are transmitted by genes located on the X chromosome; therefore, the terms sex-linked and X-linked are used synonymously. See also sex-linked gene.
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Another set of sex-linked traits are the plumage colors silver and gold.
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.
Primer sequences for autosomal and sex-linked (Z-specific) microsatellites used for Long-tailed Ducks.
Further study on short-term, effective production of all-female populations will be beneficial in exploring the complexity of sex determination and differentiation, associated gene expression, sex-linked markers, etc.
In conclusion, we suggest that children's selection of the type of play and behavior of their same-sex peers could reduce the potential negative effects of the sex-linked relationship, and the choice could be considered a relevant mechanism for explaining the adaptive role of sex segregation during childhood.
Sometimes it is advantageous to establish the sex of a foetus in order to assess the possibility of handicap, for example, where there is a risk of transmitting a sex-linked hereditary disease such as haemophilia.
The underlying reason for evolving this new test is to help families where there are sex-linked genetic conditions such as haemophilia.
In her comprehensive and thoroughly researched Brainstorm, she concludes that although sex-linked traits play a role in human development, they do not determine most of our behavior.
A clinical and histopathological study of patients and their close relatives in the autosomal dominant and sex-linked forms of the disease.
During pregnancy (a sex-linked state), activity and exposure patterns change (46), and hormonal changes affect toxicant transport throughout the body.
A sex-linked recessive mutation known as "brown" (for example Carefoot 1996) results from incomplete oxidation of eumelanin and yields brown plumage instead of black, which can become paler from effects of sunlight (van Grouw 2006).