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Details for W chromosome
W chromosome
Gene ontology ID
GO:0000804
Definition
The sex chromosome present in females of species in which the female is the heterogametic sex; generally, the sex chromosome that pairs with the Z chromosome in the heterogametic sex. The W chromosome is absent from the cells of males and present in one copy in the somatic cells of females
References
1. GOC: mah
2. GOC: mr
3. ISBN 0321000382
4. PMID 20622855
5. Wikipedia: ZW sex-determination system
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