Psych M.D. - X chromosome


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Term: X chromosome
Definition (Myers):the sex chromosome found in both men and women. Females have two X chromosomes; males have one. An X chromosome from each parent produces a female child.
Definition (alternative): The X chromosome is one of the two sex-determining chromosomes in many animal species, including mammals (the other is the Y chromosome). It is a part of the XY sex-determination system and X0 sex-determination system. The X chromosome was named for its unique properties by early researchers, and this resulted in its counterpart being named the Y chromosome for the next letter in the alphabet when it was discovered later. (Link)
Contextual explanation: The X chromosome found in both male, and female. Although Females have one more chromosome than males' chromosomes. However it is very interesting that X chromosome from dad, and mom produce a female child. Furthermore, the presence of the Y chromosome is decisive for unleashing the developmental program that leads to a baby boy. The X chromosome is very important sex chromosome because without X chromosome people may not produce their child.
Related terms and concepts: Molecular Genetics, Neutral Selection
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Related websites: X Chromosome Reference , Human X Chromosome , X Chromosome data bases, The Integrated X Chromosome,
Genomic Sequencing
Edited by: Won-Jin



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