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What are some male sex-linked disorders?
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Males are most likely to have the disorder.
because guys are most like likely to have color blindness and disorders
Sex linked disorders are more common in males because they are most often linked to the X chromosome. Since males inherit their Y chromosome from their father, they undoubtedl…y inherited their X chromosome from their mother. Therefore, if the mother has one gene for a recessive disorder, or is a carrier of the gene, the son has a 50% chance of inheriting the gene from his mother (not including the chance of crossing over and other causes of genetic variation) and would then present with the disorder because his other sex chromosome is a Y chromosome. Females can only present with a sex linked disorder if the father had the disorder and her mother either had the disorder or was a carrier.
You are grossly mistaken. Ask a gynaecologist/Obstetrician and you will feel that the converse is true. Things that are talked about more and are easily discovered seem to be …more prevalent but that's not true in this case Any sex-linked disorder which is carried on the X chromosome and is recessive will be more common in males than females because males have only one X chromosome and females have two. This means that if a male has the disorder on his X chromosome he will have the disease, while a woman would need the disorder to be present on both X chromosomes. Males can express single recessive alleles from their single X chromosome Males have just one X chromosome. Thus, all X-linked alleles are expressed in males, even if they are recessive.
males have only one X chromosomes
In humans males sex is determined by the presence of the Y chromosome. This is a very short compared to the X chromosome with which it is pair. Therefore if there is a genetic… defect on the X chromosome then it cannot be masked by a beneficial one on the Y as it is simply not there.
only recessive sex-linked disorders occur more often (dominant are more common in females) because they only have one X chromosome
Men have a single X chromosome paired with a Y chromosome which is wha makes them male. Women have two X chromosomes which essentially gives them a "second shot" at any tra…it that is coded on the X chromosome. Men, by having only one X chromosome, only get one attempt at a functional X chromosome. Women on the other hand have 2 shots at it, meaning that if there's a mistake, or mutation, on one of them, the body has a "back-up" chromosome. This Leads to a higher previlence of sex linked disorders like colour blindness, hemophilia and fragile X disease in men.
Yes. Most sex-linked disorders are carried on the X chromosome. Since males only have one X chromosome, recessive disorders carried on the X chromosome are much more common in… males. This is because in females, a normal gene on their other X chromosome would stop the recessive disorder from being expressed.
Color blindness, hemophilia, muscular dystrophy would be three common examples
Males are characterized by the XY sex chromosomes, while females have the XX. Y is generally non-coding; thus if a male's mother has a sex-linked diseases, he is GUARANTEED to… also have it; however in females, if one X chromosome carries the recessive disease allele, the other X, if normal, will dominate. Thus, it is far more likely for males to contract these dieseases.
usually because they are X linked, meaning they appear on the x chromosome.. If there is only one X, then the gene gets expressed. If there are two, then the other copy kind …of "overrides" the other.
Because most of the sex linked inheritance is in X linked rececieve gene. When that rececieve gene is carried to produce boy baby, the traits which are present in X rececieve …will be co- dominant to Y.
Several genetic disorders are caused by genes on the X chromosomes.
Males are much more likely to be affected by an x-linked disorder because they only have one copy of the x-allele, so if they carry an abnormal version, it will be expressed. … On the other hand, since women have two copies of the x-allele, they would need two copies of the abnormal gene to show the disease.
Because sex-linked genetic disorders are carried on the X chromosome and are characteristically recessive.