- Dec 1, 2011
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Red-green color blindness is a sex-linked recessive trait and is found in 8% of the male population and in less than 1% of the female population, even though about 15% of the female population are carriers. A defect in the synhesis of the green-sensitive pigment is referred to as the deutan type of color blindness. Approximately 6% of the 8% of all males who are color-blind have a deutan defect. The remaining 2% have a protan defect, a type of color blindness resulting from a defect in the synthesis of the red-sensitive pigment.
The percentage of woman who are heterozygous carriers of protan color blindness is about: