Y-chromosome: a sex chromosome that exists only in male cells Y-STR: short tandem repeats located on the Y chromosome


X-chromosome: a sex chromosome which exists as a pair in the cells of females and with a Y-chromosome in the cells of male animals


Thymine: a pyrimidine base; one of the four molecules containing nitrogen present in the nucleic acids DNA and RNA; designated by letter T


Semen: the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract Sequencing: Determination of the order of nucleotides (base sequences) in a DNA or RNA molecule or the order of amino acids in a protein Sex … Continue reading


Resolution: Degree of molecular detail on a physical map of DNA


Paternity: the fact of being a father or connected with being a father Physical map: A map of the locations of identifiable landmarks on DNA. Distance is measured in base pairs Polymorphism: Difference in DNA sequence among individuals. Genetic variations … Continue reading


Marker: A gene of known location on a chromosome and phenotype that is used as a point of reference in the mapping of other loci Maternity: Related to pregnancy and birth Megabase (Mb): Unit of length for DNA fragments equal … Continue reading


Locus (pl. loci): The specific physical location of a gene on a chromosome


Immigration: The process of examining your passport and other documents to make certain that you can be allowed to enter the country, or the place where this is done Infidelity: (An act of) having sex with someone who is not … Continue reading


Heredity: The process of passing on physical characteristics from one generation to the next

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