Genotypes XXY, XO

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chuckandcaryn
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Genotypes XXY, XO

Post by chuckandcaryn » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:13 pm

Can someone please explain how individuals can have genotypes such as XXY and XO? I am having trouble finding anything on it. Thanks, Chuck

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:26 pm

If the chromatids in meiosis don't split you can have the same gamet that caries no sex chromosome(leads to XO-Turner) or 2 sexual chromosoms(leads to XXy-Kleinefelter)
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