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Chromosome 1

  1. Peter S White

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005810.pub2



How to Cite

White, P. S. 2007. Chromosome 1. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2007


Human chromosome 1 is the largest human chromosome. This metacentric chromosome, which contains 8% of the genetic material in the genome, is characterized by several gene clusters, including the epidermal differentiation complex, and genes predisposing to a large number of human diseases.


  • chromosome 1;
  • sequencing;
  • gene cluster;
  • disease;
  • maps