Most sex-linked traits are actually X-linked, such as eye color in Drosophila or color blindness in humans. This prevents mutant Y chromosome genes from being eliminated from male genetic lines except by inactivation or deletion.
The authors suggest that this could happen in up to 1 in 20, genetically male embryos XY. None of their boys will inherit the harmful allele. The "a" recessive allele will not be expressed in her phenotype.
Nuclear DNA diversity in worldwide distributed human populations. EusebiN. Annual Review of Plant Biology. The process by which new, favourable mutations become fixed so quickly that physically linked alleles also become fixed by 'hitchhiking'. Grasshoppers, roaches, and other insects have a similar system for determining the sex of an individual.
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Her son Leopold had the disease and died at age 30, while her daughters were only carriers. In a sex-linked disease, it is usually males who are affected because they have a single copy of X chromosome that carries the mutation.
Which is why in many cases you'll see that males are more often afflicted with these sex-linked disorders. Carla Easter, Ph. Females must inherit recessive X-linked alleles from both of their parents in order to express the trait.