Chromosome X: General Features
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Wakefield, M. J. and Graves, J. A. 2006. Chromosome X: General Features. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The X chromosome is the larger of the pair of chromosomes that determine sex in mammals. It is present in two copies in females, while one copy pairs with the sex determining Y chromosome in males.
- X chromosome