MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: Why dosage compensation doesnt apply to autosomes?

Date: Tue Aug 14 13:51:41 2001
Posted by Rajesh
Grade level: undergrad School: SRMC&RI
City: chennai State/Province: TN Country: India
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 997811501.Ge

In females the extra X chromosome is inactivated at random(lyon's Hypothesis) 
to keep the level of expressed genes at constant level in both males and 
females. But why cant this happen with the autosomes/does it happen? I could be 
wrong in the basics...plz explain. Thank you.

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