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XY Chromosomes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 10, 2006
  • 02:13 AM

Why is an X linked recessive gene more likely to exert effects on males than on females??
A)Is it because males only have one X chromosome? or
B)Genes on the X chromosome are sex-linked?

Color blindness...
A man with normal color vision and a woman whose father was colored blind have children.
Will all children have normal vision or will some percentage of male or female children be color blind??

thanks for any help


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  • hi. usually (from what ive studied) its becuse of the 2x being stronger than 1x.my family has fragile x (genetic disorder). the girls with it are mostly normal to moderately affeccted, the boys are retarded, autistic and severely disabled. with us- they said that the x chromosome has an impact on specific nutrients needed for proper brain functioning. the boys only have one x and it doesnt work- so the brain doesnt get what it needs. because the girls have 2 x's, the good one can "rule out" the bad one or at minimum- provide more than it could with only a single bad x. The mutation is only on the X chromosome- not the Y, so it is sex-linked, as the man can only give one or the other, Y for a boy or X for a girl. If the man has fragile x- his daughters will have it (they got his X) his boys will not (Y) If a woman has fragile x, she can give a child a good X or a bad X. 50/50 chance. so she can give it to both a son or a daughter. mom always gives 1 X----- dad has X or Ychild is either XX=girl or XY boy hope this helps. (interesting at least)
    kamsae 88 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 05:39 AM
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