X-chromosome


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X-chromosome

the sex chromosome that occurs in pairs in the diploid cells of the females of many animals, including humans, and as one of a pair with the Y-chromosome in those of males
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Size of the X-chromosome opsin gene array and gene expression
Similarly 36 lesions were mapped to 23 autosomal and 3 X-chromosome bands in FUdR treated cells.
Men have only one x-chromosome and women have two, so if a man inherits the gene, he will be color blind, but a woman will not unless she inherits it from both parents.
Additionally, because of the fact that the tests were on only the X-chromosome, the scientists were testing only for patterns on the maternal side of the family.
Her partner's sperm is screened using a laser, which is able to separate the x-chromosome female sperm from y-chromosome male sperm.
The X-chromosome sequence varied greatly among the Africans but little among the Asians.
The CBA/N mouse strain: an experimental model illustrates the influence of the X-chromosome on immunity.
Genetic researchers are examining the L1 CAM (cell adhesion molecule) gene on the X-chromosome and are sequencing his genes, though as of now, no mutation has been seen.
If the sperm carries an X-chromosome, the child is a female.
Fragile X Syndrome Phenotype Assessments using Methylation PCR and X-Chromosome Activation Analysis" (abstract G31).
Several functional examples include X-chromosome inactivation, maintenance of pluripotency and transcriptional regulation.
The Manchester researchers' latest study has identified genes specific to the female X-chromosome - which could explain why three times more women than men present with the disease.