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Criss-Cross Inheritance

Criss-cross inheritance is characteristic for X-chromosome linked recessive mutations. The recessive genes follow the pattern of inheritance of the X chromosome; they are expressed in the hemizygous male but only in the homozygous female (see Fig. C182).
Figure C182. Criss-cross inheritance

In case the female is heterogametic and the male is homogametic, like in the Lepidoptera or birds,