Published Online: 16 JUL 2007
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Vlangos, C. N. and Hildebrandt, F. 2007. Chromosome 2. eLS.
- Published Online: 16 JUL 2007
Human chromosome 2 is the second largest human chromosome. This submetacentric chromosome, which contains ∼8% of the genetic material in the genome, originated from a telomere–telomere fusion during hominoid evolution. It is characterized by a number of gene clusters including homeobox D and immunoglobulin κ light chain.
- chromosome 2;
- physical map;
- human genome