Sex chromosomes

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Sex chromosomes are chromosomes that determine the sex (gender) of an individual.[1]

Human cells normally contain two sex chromosomes. Females have two X chromosomes, and males have an X and a Y chromosome.[2]


  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998
  2. Genetics: Examining the Basics of Chromosomes

See also

  • Autosomal chromosomes: "Autosomal simply refers to non-sex chromosomes. So, sticking with the human example, do the math, and you can see that humans have 44 autosomal chromosomes." [1]

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