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Sex-linked trait

Definition noun, plural: sex-linked traits A trait genetically determined by an allele located on the sex... Read More

Sex-linked gene

Definition noun, plural: sex-linked genes A gene located in the sex chromosome. Supplement In humans, the sex... Read More

Sex-linked disorder

Definition noun, plural: sex-linked disorders A genetic disorder caused by or linked to gene(s) located in the sex... Read More

Sex-linked

Definition adjective (1) Pertaining to a gene located in the sex chromosome (especially an X chromosome). (2) Pertaining to... Read More

Chromosomes X and Y and Sex Determination

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. In humans, the normal chromosome complement is 46, consisting of 22 pairs of... Read More

Sex linkage

Definition noun, plural: sex linkages A condition in which a trait or a phenotype manifesting apparently more frequently in... Read More

X-linked inheritance

Definition noun (genetics) Inheritance for genes on the X chromosome Supplement Sex chromosomes are not only relevant for... Read More

Y-linked inheritance

Definition noun (genetics) Inheritance for genes on the Y chromosome Supplement Sex chromosomes are not only relevant... Read More

Y chromosome

Definition noun, plural: Y chromosomes The male-determining sex chromosome particularly in humans and other... Read More

X linkage

Definition noun, plural: X linkages (genetics) A form of sex linkage involving particularly the X chromosome Supplement The... Read More

Y linkage

Definition noun, plural: Y linkages (genetics) A form of sex linkage involving particularly the Y chromosome Supplement Sex... Read More

Chemical Composition of the Body

In order to fully understand the mechanisms of human physiology, it is important to have an understanding of the chemical... Read More

X chromosome

Definition noun, plural: X chromosomes A mammalian sex chromosome which typically occurs in two in females and one in... Read More

Law of Segregation

Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, reported his findings in 1860 that were initially... Read More

Linked genes

Definition noun, singular: linked gene Genes that are inherited together with the other gene(s) as they are located on the... Read More

X-linked

Definition adjective (genetics) That which is associated with the X chromosome Supplement The term X-linked is defined as... Read More

Colour blindness

Colour blindness a sex-linked inherited condition where there is an inability to distinguish colours. Very few women are... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genetic Code Genes are sequences of DNA nucleotides that carry and transmit the information specifying amino acid sequences... Read More

Y-linked gene

Definition noun, plural: Y-linked genes A gene located on the Y chromosome Supplement Y chromosome is the male chromosome of... Read More

Prophase I

Organisms all use mitosis to create more cells in the body. Meiosis, a similar process, is used in some organisms to undergo... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Monogenic trait

Definition noun A trait produced by the effect of a gene or an allele Supplement A monogenic trait is a trait produced... Read More

Genotypic ratio

Genotypic Ratio Definition To understand 'Genotypic ratio', let us first understand the terms: 'Genotype' and 'Phenotype'.... Read More

Muscular dystrophy

muscular dystrophy A group of diseases characterised by progressive degeneration and/or loss of muscle fibres without... Read More

Overview of Chirology

Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC) is a comprehensive diagnostic discipline applied by professional behavioral specialists in... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Family traits

When one thinks of family, they often think of persons who are blood-related to each other as parents to their children and... Read More

Mosaicism

Cells often go through many divisions before they become a part of an organism’s genetic make-up. This leaves room for... Read More

Recessive

Definition adjective (genetics) Of, or pertaining to, a gene (or allele) whose phenotypic expression is masked by a... Read More

Apocrine gland

The human body is a complex assemblage of many different organs, systems, glands, bones, and tissues. Weighing any one over... Read More