Question on X chromosome

Phil Davey pd at napc8.path.cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 5 11:07:30 EST 1996


In article <1996Dec4.173738 at malad1.mala.bc.ca>,
	apland at mala.bc.ca (Ron Apland) writes:
>> AFAIK, only some sections of the X chromosome are inactivated. This means
>> that some genes on the X escape inactivation. I think it's also possible
>> for mutations to occur that affect the inactivation of particular genes.
>
>How would you account for sex-linked traits unless regions of both X
>chromosomes were active?
>
>Ron

Why would you _need_ a gene to be active on _both_ chromosomes??
Wouldn't one or the other be enough?

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Phil Davey                        [E-mail pd at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk]
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