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missing chromosome

Post by rikajaj » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:53 am

What happens when a person is born with one set of a chromsome (as opposed to two). I know when it's the sex chromosome it results in Turners Syndrom, but what about other chromosomes.

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Post by jesusfreak0318 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:02 am

many diseases can develop, it depends on which number of set it is (like if it's #23 or #8).. i believe each one has it's own disease.
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:26 am

In humans only the lack of an X chromosome is viable(with karyotype XO, not YO). The loss of any other chromosome does not produce viable embryos.
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