a sex-determining chromosome or gene.
Also called F factor, fertility factor. a plasmid in certain bacteria that enables transfer of genetic material from a donor cell to a recipient by conjugation, resulting in recombination.
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- sex chromosome,
- sex chromosome imbalance,
- sex chromosomes,
- sex crime,
- sex determination,
- sex gland,
- sex hormone,
- sex hygiene,
- sex kitten,
- sex linkage
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