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autosomes and sex chromosomes

Postby Misa1120 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:00 am

What's the difference between autosomes and sex chromosomes?
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Postby jmoneymoneymoney » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:48 am

autosomes are the first twenty-two pairs of chromosomes and sex chromosomes are the twenty-third pair. (They decide the gender of the offspring) XY=male XX=female

that is for humans..
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:55 pm

sex chromosomes are different in the two sexes, while autosomes are not
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Re: autosomes and sex chromosomes

Postby pujabhatia » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:12 am

The 22 pairs of chromosomes that do not determine sex are called autosomes
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