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Lecture for Thursday September 25, 2003. What’s due? CH3 problem set. Assignments: Study for Exam!. Today’s lecture: Review material from 9/23 Genes on the X Chromsome Sex-linked, -limited, -influenced Inheritance. P:. Red Flower C R C R. White Flower C W C W. X. F 1 :.

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Lecture for Thursday September 25, 2003

What’s due?

CH3 problem set


Study for Exam!

Today’s lecture:

Review material from 9/23

Genes on the X Chromsome

Sex-linked, -limited, -influenced Inheritance


Red Flower CRCR

White Flower CWCW



Pink FlowerCRCW

¼ RedCRCR½ PinkCRCW¼ WhiteCWCW



*Pedigree- a family tree that shows the phenotype of a particular trait for each family member

*Modification of Mendelian Ratios:

Incomplete dominance- expression of a heterozygous phenotype which is distinct from, and often intermediate to, that of either parent

simple dominance

simple dominance



Antigen A A B B A,B Neither

Phenotype A A B B AB O

*Lethal Allele- an allele whose expression results in the death of the individual expressing it

*Can be either dominant or recessive

Review con’t:

*Codominance- The effects of two alleles are equally and simultaneously expressed in the heterozygote

*Multiple Alleles- three or more alleles of the same gene


*ABO Blood group in humans

Review con’t:

Gene Interactions:

*Epistasis: situation in which one gene masks the expression of another

*Novel phenotypes: interaction between genes yields new phenotype

Example: shape of summer squash

In the F2 genotypes:A_B_ disc phenotype A_bb or aaB_ sphere phenotype aabb long phenotype







Genes on the X Chromosome:

*1909 Thomas Hunt Morgan determined that there were differences in chromosomes of male and female Drosophila

Sex chromosomes- chromosomes involved in sex determination

Autosomes- non sex determining chromosomes

Example: In Drosophila and all mammals

sex chromosomes designated as X and Y



½ white

½ red

Genes on the X Chromosome con’t:

X-linkage- transmission and expression of genes located on the X chromosome

X-linkage in Drosophila: white mutation (eyes)

*Reciprocal cross did not yield identical results

*Males were XY and females were XX

*Since females could be white eyed, the trait was not determined by a locus on Y

Gametes from mother:

Gametes from father:


½ w+ ½ w

½ w+ ½ Y


½ red

Genes on the X Chromosome con’t:

*Morgan proposed that the white eyed mutation was X-linked


red eye = w+

white eye = w

w+w+ X wY

¼ w+w+ ¼ w+Y ¼ ww+ ¼ wY

½ red female ¼ red male ¼ white male

Example: hypertrichosis (ear hair)

P: XX x XYhnote: h is only on Y

F1: ½ XX + ½ XYh

Genotype Phenotype

female maleLL lots none Ll lots none ll little none

Sex-limited Inheritance:

Sex-limited trait: A trait that is expressed in only one sex even though the trait may not be X-linked

*holandric genes: genes on the Y chromsome

*autosomal genes

Example: milk production in mammals; L=lots, l=little

Genotype Phenotype

female maleBB bald bald Bb not bald bald bb not bald not bald

Sex-influenced Inheritance:

Sex-influenced trait: Phenotypic expression that is conditioned by the sex of the individual


*cleft palate in humans *horns in sheep *pattern baldness in humans

B=bald b=not bald


Sex-linked on X or Y sex-chromosome

Sex-limited all or none expression by sex

Sex-influenced genotype + sex determines phenotype

Tay-Sachs autosomal rec. lipid metab death by 3 years

Lesch-Nyhan X-linked rec. nucleic acid metab onset >6mo.

DMD X-linked rec. muscular degeneration diagnosed at 3-5yrs

Huntingtons autosomal dom. brain deterioration onset >30yrs

Phenotypic Expression:

*Gene expression often governed by genotype and environment

Penetrance: (quantitative term) the frequency with which individuals with a given genotype, exhibit some degree of a phenotype associated with that trait


if 9/10 of individuals carrying an allele express the trait, the trait is said to be 90% penetrant

Expressivity: (qualitative term) the degree or range in which a phenotype for a given trait is expressed

*Onset of genetic expression (when is a gene expressed?)