- an association between genes in sex chromosomes such that the characteristics determined by these genes appear more frequently in one sex than in the other.
Origin of sex-linkage
First recorded in 1910–15
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The F2 ratio in table 21 is evidently the 2:1:1 ratio typical of sex-linkage, but with the bow males running behind expectation.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila
Thomas Hunt Morgan