Chapter 10: Chromosomes

Table 10.2 Human chromosome dimensions


Chromosome #
Relative length
Centromere index
1
9.08
48.0
2
8.45
38.1
3
7.06
45.9
4
6.55
27.6
5
6.13
27.4
6
5.84
37.7
7
5.28
37.3
X
5.80
36.9
8
4.96
35.9
9
4.83
33.3
10
4.68
31.2
11
4.63
35.6
12
4.46
30.9
13
3.64
14.8
14
3.55
15.5
15
3.36
14.9
16
3.23
40.6
17
3.15
31.4
18
2.76
26.1
19
2.52
42.9
20
2.33
44.6
21
1.83
25.7
22
1.68
25.0
Y
1.96
16.3

Relative length in percentage of Total Haploid Autosome Length.
Centromere index as length of short arm divided by total chromosome length X 100.


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Dr. William H. Heidcamp, Biology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College,
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