Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders


Synonym(s): sex chromosome;heterotypical chromosome;heterochromosome;idiochromosome

Allosomes are chromosomes that differ in numbers between sexes. In humans the two Allosomes comprise the X and the Y chromosomes. The term allosomal inheritance is deprecated as x-linked or Y-linked inheritance describes more precisely.

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