Chromosome 2

Abstract

Human chromosome 2 is the second largest human chromosome. This submetacentric chromosome, which contains ∼8% of the genetic material in the genome, originated from a telomere–telomere fusion during hominoid evolution. It is characterized by a number of gene clusters including homeobox D and immunoglobulin κ light chain.

Keywords: chromosome 2; physical map; human genome

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Nussbaum RL, McInnes RR and Willard HF (2004) Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company (Elsevier).

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Vlangos, Christopher N, and Hildebrandt, Friedhelm(Jul 2007) Chromosome 2. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005811.pub2]