Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Franco, B. 2006. Chromosome X. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The human X chromosome is a submetacentric chromosome that contains ∼5% of the genetic material in the genome. It is characterized by two X–Y homologous (pseudoautosomal) regions that are necessary for normal meiosis. The chromosome is relatively gene-rich and most of these are subject to X-inactivation.
- chromosome X;
- X inactivation;
- X-linked diseases, chromosomal abnormalities