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X chromosome

noun as in sex chromosome


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Once it was shown that women can have a single X chromosome (just as men can have two of them) that was abandoned as well.

The multitask gene is obviously linked to the X chromosome, because I know of no men who carry the trait.

This X chromosome has also the factor for the development of red-eye pigment.

The chromosome situation in Protenor is a somewhat extreme case, inasmuch as one X chromosome is entirely lacking in the male.

The normal red-eyed Drosophila has one kind of eggs, each possessing one X chromosome.

In the latter case an egg without an X chromosome is produced.

We are justified, therefore, in speaking of the factors carried by the X chromosome as sex-linked.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to X chromosome, such as: heterochromosome, idiochromosome, sex chromatid, sex chromatin, and y chromosome.

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