Definition of Sex linkage

1. Noun. An association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other.

Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon

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Literary usage of Sex linkage

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1. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"Sex-linkage.—In many animals in which sex is dependent upon the number of certain chromosomes present, there is linkage of sex with certain other inherited ..."

2. The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1915)
"In animals, linkage, aside from sex linkage, has been discovered in only one ... There are a number of cases of sex linkage, which, being only a special ..."

3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"If the cow is homozygous for the sex factor, as seems probable, and if the animals studied were perfectly heterogeneous, this might indicate a sex-linkage ..."

4. The Genetic and the Operative Evidence Relating to Secondary Sexual Characters by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1919)
"The first indication of sex-linkage in fowls was furnished by evidence that Spillman published in 1903 on information supplied by poultry- men—information ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"Science, ns 37: 814-26. My. 30. '13; Same. Scl. Ajn. S. 76: 77-80. Ag. 2, 43. Partial sex-linkage in the pigeon. CB Bridges. Science, ns 37: 112-3. Ja. 17. ..."

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