Sex-Linked Inheritance Problem SetThe study of inheritance of genes located on sex chromosomes was pioneered by T. H. Morgan and his students at the beginning of the 20th century. Although Morgan studied fruit flies, the same genetic principles apply to humans. Since males and females differ in their sex chromosomes, inheritance patterns for X-chromosome linked genes vary between the sexes. Our objective is to understand the principles that govern inheritance of genes on sex chromosomes.
Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem.
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Updated: July 15, 1999
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