This is the number of searches you have performed with ecosia. This is the number of searches you have performed with ecosia. There are several disorders that are caused by abnormal sex-linked traits. In addition to hemophilia, other x-linked recessive disorders include color blindness, duchenne muscular dystrophy, and fragile-x syndrome. Sex-linked diseases are passed down through families through one of the x or y chromosomes. Dominant inheritance occurs when an abnormal gene from one parent causes disease, even though the matching gene from the other parent is normal. X-linked recessive inheritance is a mode of inheritance in which a mutation in a gene on the x chromosome causes the phenotype to be expressed in males (who are necessarily hemizygous for the gene mutation because they have one x and one y chromosome) and in females who are homozygous for the gene mutation, see zygosity. Sex linkage describes the sex-specific patterns of inheritance and presentation when a gene mutation is present on a sex chromosome (allosome) rather than a non-sex chromosome (). In humans, these are termed x-linked recessive, x-linked dominant and y-linked. The inheritance and presentation of all three differ depending on the sex of both the parent and the child. For an x-linked dominant condition, only one copy of a gene on the x chromosome whether in a female with two x chromosomes or males with on x chromosome must have a change or mutation for an individual to be affected with the condition. For this reason, x-linked disorders are often seen with similar frequency in males and females. Hemophilia a sex-linked disorder so far, all the genes we have discussed have had two copies present in all individuals. This is because the individual inherited one from the male parents haploid gamete and one from the female parents haploid gamete. Why do males have more sex-linked disorders than females? Answer. Men have a single x chromosome paired with a y chromosome which is wha makes them male. Sex linked traits when genes on the x or y chromosome code for particular traits, we call them sex-linked traits. This video reviews some common examples, such as male pattern baldness and. X-linked dominant diseases vitamin d resistant rickets with hypophosphatemia, some types of ectodermal anidrotic dysplasia, genetic defects of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or skin disease with additional symptoms such as missing teeth, oro-facio-digital syndrome (like cleft palate with other cleavages in the oral area), syndactyly, the defective enamel of the teeth. A characteristic of x-linked inheritance is that fathers cannot pass x-linked traits to their sons (no male-to-male transmission). Hemophilia, fabry disease y-linked a condition is considered y-linked if the mutated gene that causes the disorder is located on the y chromosome, one of the two sex chromosomes in each of a males cells.