holandric inheritance


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Y-linked in·her·i·tance

the pattern of inheritance that may result from a mutant gene located on a Y chromosome.

holandric inheritance

the acquisition or expression of traits or conditions only through the paternal line, transmitted by genes located on the nonhomologous portion of the Y chromosome. Compare hologynic inheritance.

holandric inheritance

Inherited traits carried only by men; thus, the operative gene is on the Y chromosome.
See also: inheritance