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Descriptor English: Sex Chromosomes
Descriptor Spanish: Cromosomas Sexuales
Descriptor Portuguese: Cromossomos Sexuais
Descriptor French: Chromosomes sexuels
Entry term(s): Chromosome, Sex
Chromosomes, Sex
Gonosome
Gonosomes
Sex Chromosome
Tree number(s): A11.284.187.865
G05.360.162.865
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: abnormalities:Sex Chromosome Aberrations
Previous Indexing: Chromosomes (1966-1967)
Sex Chromatin (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68
DeCS ID: 13111
Unique ID: D012730
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Sex Chromosomes - Preferred
Concept UI M0019731
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)
Preferred term Sex Chromosomes
Entry term(s) Chromosome, Sex
Chromosomes, Sex
Gonosome
Gonosomes
Sex Chromosome



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