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Sex Chromosomes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sex Chromosomes
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.187.865
G05.360.162.865
Unique ID
D012730
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012730
Scope Note
The homologous chromosomes that are dissimilar in the heterogametic sex. There are the X CHROMOSOME, the Y CHROMOSOME, and the W, Z chromosomes (in animals in which the female is the heterogametic sex (the silkworm moth Bombyx mori, for example)). In such cases the W chromosome is the female-determining and the male is ZZ. (From King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Gonosomes
NLM Classification #
QU 470
Previous Indexing
Chromosomes (1966-1967)
Sex Chromatin (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68
Entry Combination
abnormalities:Sex Chromosome Aberrations
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Sex Chromosomes Preferred
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