MEANING OF Y CHROMOSOME

MEANING OF Y CHROMOSOME

Y chromosome a sex chromosome that is present in men but not in women. It carries the SRY (sex reversal on Y) gene, which encodes a protein (testis-determining factor, or SRY protein) that switches the default female pathway of embryonic development to the male pathway by initiating testis formation. Compare X CHROMOSOME.

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