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sex-limited

 [seks-lim´ĭ-ted]
affecting individuals of one sex only.

sex-lim·it·ed

(seks'lim-i-tĕd),
Occurring in one sex only. See: sex-limited inheritance.

sex-limited

/sex-lim·it·ed/ (-lim´ĭ-ted) denoting a genetic trait exhibited by one sex only, although not determined by an X-linked gene.

sex-limited

(sĕks′lĭm′ĭ-tĭd)
adj.
1. Occurring or appearing only in one sex. Used of a genetic character or phenotype.
2. Having a sex-limited character or phenotype.

sex-limited

pertaining to an autosomal genetic trait that is expressed in only one sex, although the alleles for it may be carried by both sexes. Such traits are typically influenced by hormonal or environmental conditions.

sex-lim·it·ed

(seks-lim'i-tĕd)
Occurring in one sex only.
See also: sex-limited inheritance

sex-limited

affecting individuals of one sex only.
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Unfortunately many investigators interested in mapping ancestral states may work on similar character types: complex and/or sex-limited characters that may be subject to relatively easy loss.
Genetic drift and other factors affecting founder populations, combined with biases toward the loss of sex-limited and complex characters, likely caused repeated losses of dichromatism in ducks and other birds.
Sex-limited inheritance of longevity in Drosophila subobscura.
Meagher (1992) suggested that genes with sex-limited effect may respond rapidly to single-sex selection (presumably through changing allele frequencies), so that a fast change in dimorphism is possible.
Since most genes are shared by the two sexes, it is not clear how this sex-limited asymmetry could be achieved.
The evolution of sex-limited mimicry in butterflies.
Preferential mating versus mimicry: Disruptive selection and sex-limited dimorphism in Papilio glaucus.