DNA, RNA, Chromosomes, and Genes

Genetics and the Human Genome

What are examples of sex-linked traits?

Sex-linked traits are most commonly found on the X chromosome and include color blindness (both red and green types), hemophilia (types A and B), icthyosis (a skin disorder causing large dark scales), and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Very few traits are Y-linked; for example, although relatively rare, hairy ears are a Y-linked trait.


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