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Chromosome 16

  1. David F Callen

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005825

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How to Cite

Callen, D. F. 2006. Chromosome 16. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Bionomics Ltd, Thebarton, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Human chromosome 16 is a metacentric chromosome that contains 3.1% of the genetic material in the genome. It contains a large pericentromeric region of heterochromatin.

Keywords:

  • chromosome 16;
  • sequencing;
  • disease;
  • repeats;
  • fragile sites