Genetics: Sex Linkage and Epistasis

  • Created by: tiacoles
  • Created on: 29-03-16 15:00

Inheritance of sex and sex linkage

In most animal species, sex is determined by inheritance of the sex chromosomes X and Y. Unlike other pairs of chromosomes (autosomes), X and Y are not the same size. They are homologous for only part of their length, and this allows them to pair during meiosis. In mammals, Y chromosomes is much shorter than X chromosome. The X chromosome carries a


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