"Sex Chromosomes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The homologous chromosomes that are dissimilar in the heterogametic sex. There are the X CHROMOSOME, the Y CHROMOSOME, and the W, Z chromosomes (in animals in which the female is the heterogametic sex (the silkworm moth Bombyx mori, for example)). In such cases the W chromosome is the female-determining and the male is ZZ. (From King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
- Sex Chromosomes
- Chromosome, Sex
- Chromosomes, Sex
- Sex Chromosome
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