an association between genes in sex chromosomes such that the characteristics determined by these genes appear more frequently in one sex than in the other.
adjective, Genetics. 1. (of a gene) located in a sex chromosome. 2. (of a character) determined by a gene located in a sex chromosome. sex-linked adj. Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X-chromosome. Used of genes. Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits. sex-linked Relating to a gene carried on, or a trait transmitted […]
- Sex-linked character
sex-linked character n. An inherited character determined by a sex-linked gene.
- Sex-linked gene
sex-linked gene n. A gene located on a sex chromosome, usually the X-chromosome.
- Sex-linked inheritance
sex-linked inheritance n. Inheritance that may result from a mutant gene located on either the X- or Y-chromosome.