Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 15 - 15.1 - Concept Check - Page 297: 3


Because sex-linked mutations are easier to observe in males, with their hemizygous state, it makes sense that the first mutation which Morgan picked up on was sex linked.

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This question wants you to use your imagination about what mutations are readily observed. Here think about how diploidy tends to mask mutations since they are often recessive, but hemizygosity in males (mammals, insects) makes them easier to spot.
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