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Even though red-green color blindness is a recessive trait, can a female have red-green color blindness?

I just need the answer with an explanation about why.
Question asked by: Cindy

Asked on: 10 Jan 2009

She can carry it but she can't have it.

This is because of having two copies of the X chromosome whereas men are of course XY and therefore don't have the same protection against this form of colour blindness.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 18 Jan 2009
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