Chromosome Function: Sex Differences
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Mueller, J. L. and Wolfner, M. F. 2005. Chromosome Function: Sex Differences. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
The distinct development of females and males is usually the consequence of differences in their sex chromosome constitution. To compensate for these differences, the sexes adjust the expression of sex-linked genes. Some inheritance patterns depend on the sex or sex chromosome make-up of a parent.
- sex chromosomes (X, Y, Z, W);
- sex determination;
- dosage compensation;
- sex-based inheritance patterns