Re: how many bastards are there, anyway?

Michael Moroney (
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 06:22:46 GMT

In article <4uponn$5vn$>,
John Savage <> wrote:
> BTW, am I correct in saying that the only trait known to be carried on the
> Y chromosome is a gene for hairy ears? If I'm completely off beam here,
> what might I be confusing this with?

I remember something about a very rare disorder where the skin is very scaly
was a Y chromosome gene. Don't remember any details.

Of course there is the obvious question as to how maleness is produced.
I guess it's much more complicated than a "male" gene or testosterone
gene on the Y chromosome.

I once saw how individuals with an extra sex chromosome (XXX, XXY or XYY)
were expressed but don't remember.
I do know individuals with just a single X chromosome were small sterile
females so the Y does something.