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Hemizygous

  • Definition: For animals having chromosomal sex determination in which one sex (termed the heterogametic sex) has only one copy of a particular sex chromosome, genotypes of heterogametic individuals consist of a single copy of all genes located on that sex chromosome.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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