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Chromosome 3

  1. Susan L Naylor,
  2. Dawn K Garcia

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005812



How to Cite

Naylor, S. L. and Garcia, D. K. 2006. Chromosome 3. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


Human chromosome 3 is the third largest chromosome, containing ∼7% of the genetic material in the genome. This metacentric chromosome contains the most common fragile site as well as clusters of olfactory receptor and chemokine receptor genes.


  • chromosome 3, gene mapping;
  • comparative mapping;
  • fragile site;
  • genetic disease