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characteristics of autosomal mendelian inheritance

- the characteristic studied is controlled by a single gene
- alleles of this gene exist
- there is a dominant and recessive form of the gene
-the gene is on an autosomal chromosome


characteristics of sex-linked mendelian inheritance

-characteristic controlled by one gene
-different alleles exist of this gene which are dominant or recessive
-the gene is only found on one sex chromosome (usually this is the X chromosome)