Essays Tagged: "Y chromosome"

Gender related diseases

s can range from a social inconvenience, to a fatal ailment. In sex linked diseases, like Muscular Dystrophy, hemophilia and color blindness, only males are affected. When a man infected with a sex li ... the sons are affected; half of the daughters are carriers and half of the daughters are normal. Only males are affected because the sex linked diseases affect the X chromosome. Males have one X chrom ...

(12 pages) 98 0 5.0 Dec/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Turner's Syndrome.

TURNER'S SYNDROMETurner syndrome, also known as Turner's Syndrome, is a chromosomal disorder resulting in a sy ... , also known as Turner's Syndrome, is a chromosomal disorder resulting in a syndrome characterized by specific dysmorphic features (short stature) and organ malformations. All humans have 23 pairs of ... f chromosomes which contain all of our genetic information. Men are different from women because they have on pair of chromosomes consisting of a single "X" and a single "Y" chromosome. Women however ...

(2 pages) 60 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Fragile X syndrome and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) disease comparation

The human genome is split into 23 pair's chromosomes (DNA), which are coiled in a spiral ladder type through nucleotide hydrogen bases (cytosine-c, guanine-g, thymine-t, adenine-a) (fig1 below). Hu ... chromosomes (fig 2 below) - 22 pairs of autosomes chromosomes 1 to 22 and two sex chromosomes X and y or X and X depending gender (sex-linked). Within these chromosomes are roughly 30,000 genes that c ...

(14 pages) 88 3 2.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Determining a childs sex

Determining Sex:What determines a child's sex? Usually it is the sex chromosomes in which two X chromosomes in the nucleus of its original egg cell and i ... s in which two X chromosomes in the nucleus of its original egg cell and it will become a female; a Y and an X chromosome and it will become a male. An egg will have at least one female determining X ... ome a male. An egg will have at least one female determining X chromosome. A sperm cell, however, may contain either an X chromosome or a Y chromosome. If the fertilizing sperm cell contains an X chro ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Chromosome 18 Research Paper

, plus two sex chromosomes. The sex chromosomes in females are the two X chromosomes and in male they are an X and a Y chromosome. Human have 23 pair of chromosomes. Each chromosome has been assigned ... me studied in this paper- is one of the smallest. The genetic code of the chromosome is made of deoxyribonucleic acid-DNA. The structure of the DNA creates the alphabet and therefore the language of t ...

(9 pages) 68 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Turner Syndrome: A Genetic Defect

Turner Syndrome was first described by Dr. Henry Turner in 1938. He noticed some common physical features in ... physical features in some of his female patients. It wasn't until 1960 that a chromosomal abnormality was found in people with the physical features that Dr. Turner described. Turner Syndrome only aff ... he physical features that Dr. Turner described. Turner Syndrome only affects females because a lone Y chromosome cannot survive but a single X chromosome can. Females with Turner Syndrome either have ...

(2 pages) 105 6 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Biology 10 Notes on Genes, Chromosomes, Mendel's Laws, and Mitosis vs. Meiosis

orm of the trait as seen. Autosomal Gene: Gene located on an autosomal chromosome which is any of the 22 human chromosomes (or 3 Drosophila chromosomes) other than the X or Y. Autosomal genes a ... x-linked. Sex-linked Gene: Gene located in the unpaired region of the X chromosome or on the Y chromosome. These genes tend to be seen in males. Mendelian Organism: Organism whose patter ...

(2 pages) 56 0 2.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Gender role

According to the holy bible, the god made a woman from a man's rib. This shows that from ancient time, a woman already b ... from a man's rib. This shows that from ancient time, a woman already became dependent on a man. Today, that opinion seems to be changing. Many countries on the world admit to gender equality among men ... people still think that woman are born to be subordinate to men. What factors make these people always think like that? Are they biological, or social and cultural factors?Some scientists and theorist ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

"Kite Runner"

The Kite RunnerPashtun vs. HazaraAfter reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the following three incidentsfrom the book have been selected to show the differe ... the differences between the Pashtun and theHazara:1. Amir finds one of his mother’s old history books (p 9).2. Amir and Hassan’s first run-in with Assef (p 37-43).3. The rape of Hassan by A ... actual historical facts and research information learned off the Internetand cited within this essay where needed.Amir was Pashtun and his best friend and house servant, Hassan, was Hazara.Before Ami ...

(4 pages) 88 1 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Hemophilia 4

e best known of hemorrhagic disorders. When a person has hemophilia, the blood does not clot properly and bleeding persists. The people who have hemophilia are called hemophiliacs or bleeders. Bleedin ... emophiliacs or bleeders. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, result from a disruption of the body's process of how blood clots are formed. The coagulation process involve platelets as well as plas ...

(5 pages) 8 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Drosphilia Protocol

Drosphilia Protocol Observations and Procedure: My double mutant flies are white eyed and have vestigial wings in comparison to the wild type flies. ... follows: Step One: Parental Generation I obtained a total of ten double mutant virgin females from my stock vial by clearing out all the adults and capturing all the newly hatched females. I put all t ... ing all the newly hatched females. I put all three virgin females in a separate vial with six wild type males. All, except one, female died within the week with most of my wild type males flies. I was ...

(2 pages) 947 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Gender: Nature or Nurture?

There has been much debate between biologists and social scientists about whether gender identity, the strong belief that one belongs to either the male or female sex category, is the result of hu ... re). Biologists tend to believe that nature and prenatal exposure to natural sex hormones, especially androgens, determines one?s gender. Social scientists tend to believe that nurture and socializati ...

(7 pages) 61 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Biological Sex and Gender

some people it is not that simple. The regular processes of biological sex determination don't always go according to plan. Mutations or other deviations in the chromosomal, phenotypic, and gonadal p ... this occurs, intersexed individuals where the outcome, expressing contrasting chromosomal and phenotypic sexes. Furthermore, every society seems to categories its members on the basis of gender. Even ...

(15 pages) 58 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular DystrophyDuchenne muscular dystrophy is a disorder that involves muscle weakness and loss of muscle t ... strophy is a disorder that involves muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue that gets progressively worse over time. It starts in childhood and becomes progressively worse over time. Duchenne muscul ... ar dystrophy is inherited through a genetic defect on an X chromosome. This disorder is most commonly known to effect males more then females, this is because women have two X chromosomes and the domi ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology