Y chromosome

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Y chromosome
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Human Y chromosome (efter G-bandin).
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Y chromosome in human male karyogram.
Lenth (bp) 57,227,415
Nummer o genes 458
Teep Allosome
Centromere poseetion Acrocentric [1]
RefSeq NC_000024
GenBank CM000686

The Y chromosome is ane o twa sex chromosomes (allosomes) in mammals, includin humans, an mony ither ainimals. The ither is the X chromosome. Y is the sex-determinin chromosome in mony species, syne it is the presence or absence o Y that determines the male or female sex o offspring produced in sexual reproduction. In mammals, the Y chromosome contains the gene SRY, which triggers testis development.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Table 2.3: Human chromosome groups". Human Molecular Genetics (2nd ed.). Garland Science. 1999.