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  • n. A genetic disorder with the presence of only one chromosome (instead of the typical two in humans) from a pair.

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  • n. chromosomal abnormality consisting of the absence of one chromosome from the normal diploid number


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  • Here one pair is represented by one chromosome, this is called monosomy (Turner syndrome = one X and absent Y chromosome).

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  • These will result in monosomy or trisomy, and these will usually not come to term.

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  • Monosomy X, called Turner syndrome, occurs about once in every 5000 births and is the only known viable monosomy in humans.

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  • The most common abnormality is monosomy of chromosome 22.

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  • Turner syndrome or Ullrich-Turner syndrome (also known as "Gonadal dysgenesis" [1]: 550) encompasses several conditions, of which monosomy X is most common.

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  • Can someone explain to me how it produces monosomy and trisomy?

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  • The disorder occurs monosomy X, and environmental factors play a role in primary ovarian insufficiency, the cause of the majority of cases remains by the observation that a substantial minority of cases are familial4 and that the prevalence of the condition varies according

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  • Slide 21: Numerical Abnormalities  When an individual is missing either a chromosome from a pair (monosomy) or has more than two chromosomes of a pair (trisomy).

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  • 25 The combination of monosomy and / or deletion of chromosome

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