Chromosome 18


Human chromosome 18 is a submetacentric chromosome containing 2–6% of the genetic material in the genome. It is relatively gene poor.

Keywords: chromosome 18; sequences; genes; syndromes; disorders; cancer


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Silverman GA and Overhauser J (1995) Human chromosome 18, genetic and physical map status. In: Meyers RA (ed.) Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine, pp. 190–215. New York, NY: VCH.

Web Links

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van Kessel, Ad Geurts, and Silverman, Gary(Jan 2006) Chromosome 18. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005827]