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Y-linked inheritance pattern

Holandric inheritance is defined as a type of inheritance where all Y-chromosome genes from the father are transmitted to male offspring. Because women lack the Y chromosome, they cannot inherit genes linked to this chromosome.

Auricular hypertrichosis is an example of this kind of inheritance pattern. This disease characterizes for the presence of long, strong, excessive hair in the external auditory meatus.

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By BSc, MSc, PhD (senior embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/08/2018
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