from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes.
- adj. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.
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- adj. concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)
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This observation indicates that given enough time, dimporhism can be sex-linked.
This type of inheritance of XLP follows an “X-linked” or “sex-linked” recessive pattern.
By then, yet another reason for wanting to know fetal sex had emerged: a growing understanding of the genetic basis of sex-linked diseases such as hemophilia, the bleeding disorder that affects males much more often than females.
If you have a sex-linked disorder, we can identify the gender of the embryos to avoid transmission of these diseases.
Embryos can also be sorted to avoid X-linked sex-linked disorders such as hemophilia, muscular dystrophy, and many others.
Because the genes that cause hemophilia are sex-linked, the vast majority of sufferers are male.
Several poskim even allow sex selection if it is done in order to avoid a sex-linked disease such as hemophilia (R. Auerbach).
» In cats, the calico and tortoiseshell coats are sex-linked traits.
Control of UV-B immunosuppression in the mouse by autosomal and sex-linked factors.
If heritable maternal effects influence homosexuality, then the distinction between autosomal versus sex-linked inheri–
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