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Chromosome 12

  1. Kate Montgomery,
  2. Raju Kucherlapati

Published Online: 16 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005821.pub2



How to Cite

Montgomery, K. and Kucherlapati, R. 2007. Chromosome 12. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Harvard Partners Genome Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2007


Human chromosome 12 is a submetacentric chromosome that contains 4.5% of the genetic material in the genome. It is characterized by gene clusters including those encoding homeobox C, type II keratins and proline-rich proteins. The final sequence of Human chromosome 12 has been published and annotated (Scherer et al., 2006).


  • chromosome 12;
  • mapping;
  • gene clusters;
  • diseases;
  • cancer genes;
  • rearrangements