Genetic Sex

Last Updated: January 12, 2017

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Definition - What does Genetic Sex mean?

Genetic sex of an individual refers to the specific combination of alleles or genes that determine the sex of an organism. Genetic sex is also referred to as chromosomal sex. Genetic sex includes only the genotype and not the phenotype of an individual.

Kinkly explains Genetic Sex

Genetic sex is determined by the presence of a certain combination of genes. The presence of the XX genotype indicates female. The genotype XY indicates the male sex.

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