Reading: Sex-Linked Traits | Biology I - Male receiving a sex linked trait
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While sex linkage is not the same as genetic linkage, sex-linked genes can be Sex chromosomes determine whether an individual is male or female. Since boys have just one X-chromosome, which they receive from their mother. Genes that are carried by either sex chromosome are said to be sex linked. Men normally female children. drawing of sex chromosome inheritance patterns for male and female children harmful allele. Only girls receive X chromosomes.