Colorblindness: The Affects Of Color Blindness In Women

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Colorblindness is the inability to distinguish the differences between certain colors. In order for a girl to have the genes for colorblindness the father must be colorblind. Women mostly carry the trait instead of fully expressing colorblindness. Since colorblindness is a recessive trait the mother must carry the trait and the father must be affected. In the image at the bottom of the page you can see that in generation four person seven is an affected female. Above that in generation three her parents are a carrier female and an affected male therefore, she gets the affects of colorblindness. Sex-linked disorders are recessive therefore, colorblindness is a sex-linked trait. Color blindness in humans is a mutation carried on the X chromosome.

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