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Gene Expression in Males and Females

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In several species of animals, the expression and/or incidence of many trait phenotypes can vary considerably between males and females.

The term

describes a trait that has autosomal gene influence but only has expression in one sex. The term

describes a trait that has autosomal gene influence and is expressed in both sexes, but the phenotype differs between the sexes. The term

describes a trait that has sex chromosome gene influence, but the phenotype can be seen in both sexes.