compensator genes

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Sex-linked genes in Drosophila that when present in the female (in double dose) reduce the activity of her two doses of a given “primary sex-linked gene” so as to make the total phenotypic effect equivalent to that seen in the male (which has one dose of both the primary gene and the compensator gene).

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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