X-Linked Traits: expressed more in males than in females
Why are X-linked traits more commonly expressed in males than in females? Select the TWO answers that are correct.
A. Males have two X chromosomes, making them twice as likely to have the phenotype
B. Males have only one X chromosome, whereas females have two
C. Females have only one X chromosome, whereas males have two
D. Females have two X chromosomes, so one can mask the effects of the other.
E. Males have an X and a Y chromosome, and females have two Y chromosomes
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