X-linked recessive inheritance

X-linked recessive inheritance: A mode of inheritance that is observed for recessive traits related to a gene encoded on the X chromosome. In the context of medical genetics, X-linked recessive disorders manifest in males (who have one copy of the X chromosome and are thus hemizygotes), but generally not in female heterozygotes who have one mutant and one normal allele.1

Causes of X-linked recessive inheritance

Causes may include:2 Causes of X-Linked Recessive Inheritance:

Categories for X-linked recessive inheritance

Category of X-linked recessive inheritance:

  • X-linked inheritance

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  1. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ primer/ inheritance/ inheritancepatterns
  6. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ aarskog-scott-syndrome
  7. [from HPO]
  8. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN000781/ 
  9. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ adrenoleukodystrophy/ adrenoleukodystrophy.htm

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