Chromosome 14

Abstract

Human chromosome 14 is an acrocentric chromosome, rich in satellites on the short arm, which contains some 3.4% of the genetic material in the genome. It is characterized by several gene clusters including rRNA, T‐cell receptor, and immunoglobulin heavy chain genes, plus several regions containing imprinted genes.

Keywords: immunoglobulin; T‐cell receptor; protease inhibitor; imprinting, lymphoma

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Kamnasaran, Deepak, and Cox, Diane W(Jan 2006) Chromosome 14. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005823]