The physical traits of an individual (phenotype) would largely depend the genotype. For an individual to show a recessive trait, the individual should have the recessive allele on all of its homologous chromosomes.
Why are recessive X-linked traits seen more in human males than in human females? Select all that apply.
A. Males have an X chromosome, but females do not.
B. Actually, X-linked traits are seen more often in females than in males, because they have two X chromosomes.
C. Males don't have a second X chromosome to mask the effects of the first one.
D. This phenomenon is due to X-inactivation.
E. While females would need two of these alleles to express the recessive phenotype, males only need one.
F. Sperm are more likely to carry an X chromosome than a Y chromosome.