Z-chromosome

Z-chromosome

the larger of the two SEX CHROMOSOMES in female birds and LEPIDOPTERA, being equivalent to the X-CHROMOSOME in mammals. See also W-CHROMOSOME, SEX DETERMINATION.
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(2014) found highly significant quantitative trait loci for sex on one linkage group (one chromosome) that is present in both males and females (possibly on the Z-chromosome).