Sex-Linked Inheritance Problem Set 2
Problem 1: Predicting the genotype of a female fly
Correct!The alleles for eye color and for body color are on the X chromosome of Drosophila, but not on the Y. Red eye color (w+) is dominant to white eye color (w), and tan body color (y+) is dominant to yellow body color (y).
What is the genotype of a yellow-bodied, red-eyed female who is homozygous for eye color?
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Updated: July 15, 1999
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