dosage compensation


: the genetic mechanism by which the same effect on the phenotype is produced by a pair of identical sex-linked genes in the sex (as the human female) having the two sex chromosomes of the same type as by a single gene in the sex (as the human male) having the two sex chromosomes of different types or having only one sex chromosome (as in the males of some insects)

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“Dosage compensation.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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