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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

(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-lim·it·ed

(seks-lim'i-tĕd)
Occurring in one sex only.
See also: sex-limited inheritance
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Detachment analysis of the translocated W chromosome shows that the female-specific randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) marker, Female-218, is derived from the second chromosome fragment region of the translocated W chromosome of the sex-limited p(B) silkworm (Bombyx mori) strain.
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.