A trait associated with a gene that is carried only by the male or female parent.
How Tastes Became TraitsPersonality traits are hard to change. But you can look to your food for inspiration to become a little sweeter, or perhaps spicier.
Foxy, Catty, Fishy: Are These Traits For Animals Or Humans?Catty It seems horribly unfair to adorable cats that catty is a human descriptor meaning “devious or spiteful” (and usually in reference to female behavior). What gives? The word cat has been around since the year 700. But then, in the Middle Ages, cat became one of the many offensive terms against women and was slang for “prostitute.” The association might have been made because …
- sex-linked character,
- sex-linked gene,
- sex-linked inheritance,
In humans, the gene for colorblindness is carried by the X-chromosome.
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