Why are males more likely than females to have hemophilia


Human males much more likely than human females to inherit the recessive condition hemophilia because it follows X-linked recessive pattern.


Actually hemophilia is an X-linked recessive disorder i-e the defective genes are located on the X chromosome (sex chromosome) and are transmitted through it. As males have only one X chromosome (inherited from mother), one altered copy of the gene in every cell cause this disease.On the other hand females have 2 X chromosomes thus this disease is rare in females.

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