Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The sex chromosome associated with male characteristics in mammals, not occurring in females and occurring with one X-chromosome in the male sex-chromosome pair.

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  • noun genetics Alternative spelling of Y chromosome.

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Examples

  • Females have two X-chromosomes, whereas males have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome.

    X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

  • A male child will always receive an X-chromosome from his mother and a Y-chromosome from his father.

    X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

  • If a man with X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome (and hence an SH2D1A alteration) has children with a female partner who does not carry an alteration in SH2D1A, he will either pass on a Y-chromosome to his sons (who will therefore be unaffected by the syndrome) or he will pass the X-chromosome with the SH2D1A alteration to his daughters (who will be X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome carriers).

    X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

  • The Y-chromosome in males does not contain the same genesthat are carried on the X-chromosome.

    X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

  • So, seeing as I'm a person with a Y-chromosome, I thought I'd see if I've read many or any of the books on the list.

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  • This is because he does not have an extra normal copy of SH2D1A on his Y-chromosome to compensate by making normal SAP protein.

    X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome

  • So, seeing as I'm a person with a Y-chromosome, I thought I'd see if I've read many or any of the books on the list.

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  • Additionally in 2008, ISOGG encouraged and facilitated the development of Y-chromosome nomenclature standards for Short Tandem Repeats or STRs by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, and their subsequent adoption by the ancestral DNA companies and labs.

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  • In the other Y-chromosome apartment, Mondo is not having an easy time making friends.

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  • Nine months later, he was contacted independently by two men with Y-chromosome profiles almost identical to his own—and the same surname.

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