Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.

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  • n. Any chromosome other than sex chromosomes.

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  • n. any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa

Etymologies

From auto- + Ancient Greek σῶμα. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I thought also that he should have defined such terms as autosome, metastasis, meiosis, and maybe even facultative as it is used in biology.

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  • A2; the locus is assumed to be on an autosome, not a sex chromosome.

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  • This paper looks at loci on the autosome, as well as the Y chromosome.

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  • Our next goal is to find out through linkage analysis whether or not the aberrant phenotype is caused by a mutated sex-linked or autosomal gene and, if autosomal, on which autosome the defective gene is located.

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  • The ratio of human X chromosome to autosome diversity is positively correlated with genetic distance from genes

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  • If the X chromosome always is assumed to have a smaller effective population size, then it would be more strongly shaped by these dynamics than the autosome.

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  • Additionally, it is evident from comparing the high δ SNPs with the total number of SNPs on the autosome and X that the X is enriched for between population differences in allele frequency.

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  • They also wondered if the X chromosome showed difference patterns of population genetic substructure than the autosome, so they compared the X with chromosome 16 using frappe.

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  • I can't understand why the Hazara or Uyghur would be more East Asian on the X than the autosome from history though.

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  • Our data indicate that X chromatin structure is fundamentally different from autosome structure in both sexes.

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