Sex-linked Genes & Genetic Disorders. Unit 5: Genetics Ch. 11-3 & Parts of Ch. 14. Learning Goals. 1. Describe where sex-linked traits are located and and why these traits generally affect men more than women. Give an example of a sex-linked trait.
Unit 5: Genetics
Ch. 11-3 & Parts of Ch. 14
Normal / Carrier Female
Cystic Fibrosis- Protein does not fold properly. Causes a build up of mucus in the lungs
Queen Victoria was a carrier of hemophilia (h), a recessive, sex-linked disease. King Edward was normal (H).
Muscular Dystrophy (d), is a recessive, sex-linked disease. A man who has muscular dystrophy marries a woman who is homozygous normal