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What does it mean a trait is said to be sex-linked?

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Generally the trait is on the X chromosome, as the Y is rather small and full of deleterious mutations and has few working genes. But and trait that is located on a sex chromosome is said to be sex linked. Naturally, women have two, XX, chromosomes, so ore protected statistically from many sex linked recessive disorders.

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