News tagged with y chromosome

Related topics: genes , dna sequences , chromosomes

Scientists find new genes on male sex chromosomes

Scientists are a step closer to discovering what determines the sex of Australia's iconic platypus and echidna, after an international study involving researchers from the University of Adelaide and UNSW Australia unravelled ...

4 hours ago
popularity not rated yet | comments 0
  • Pages: 1

Y chromosome

The Y chromosome is the sex-determining chromosome in most mammals, including humans. In mammals, it contains the gene SRY, which triggers testis development, thus determining sex. The human Y chromosome is composed of about 60 million base pairs.

This text uses material from Wikipedia licensed under CC BY-SA