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Explain x-linked disorder?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Sex chromosome
All chromosomes match each other except the x and y.
The y is very short and things on the x that are abnormal can be expressed in males (who are x + y) because the abnormal one on the x has no match on the y and is "x" linked.. Females have two x's so their inheritance follows normal patterns ( although there is a technical issue called lyonization which you can look up if you need to).

In brief: Sex chromosome
All chromosomes match each other except the x and y.
The y is very short and things on the x that are abnormal can be expressed in males (who are x + y) because the abnormal one on the x has no match on the y and is "x" linked.. Females have two x's so their inheritance follows normal patterns ( although there is a technical issue called lyonization which you can look up if you need to).
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