Remember that the father's sex chromosomes include one X and one Y. So a color blind father would have one copy of the gene for color blindedness.
Red-green color blindness is a recessive sex-linked trait (i.e. it is on the X chromosome). If a color blind man marries a woman with normal vision, what are their children likely to be?
A. All the boys and all the girls will e color blind.
B. Half of the boys and none of the girls will be color blind.
C. Half of the girls and none of the boys will be color blind.
D. None of the children will be color blind.
E. None of the answers listed above are correct.
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