MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: Are fingerprints sex-linked traits?

Date: Sat Oct 28 22:59:41 2000
Posted by Jared
Grade level: undergrad School: University of Central Florida
City: Orlando State/Province: Florida Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 972788381.Ge

In a recent general biology lab, we studied genotype and phenotype.  The 
lab ended with a fingerprint analysis of all the students.  Some 
fingerprint classifications were expressed very heavily in females and not 
in males.  Are these results a factor of a small sample size, or are 
fingerprints sex-linked traits?  I've spent several hours at the library 
and on-line in search of this answer to no avail.

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