Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for...

X Chromosome

The superior sex chromosome.  The X chromosome is found in both males and females.  Though the Y chromosome is the one that determines male or female (XX= female, XY=male), the X chromosome is the one that determines life.  Without an X chromosome the Y chromosome will do no good.  A body can survive on one X alone, it is called Turner Syndrome.  A body can also survive with more than one X, a male with more than one X had Klinefelter's Syndrome, and a female has Triple X Syndrome. 

So uh, yeah.  Everybody out there should thank their parents for their chromosomes.  And be grateful you have an X, the chromosome that gives life.


  1. It's funny but the Y chromo doesn't really look like a 'Y' so much as a couple of blobbies. lol

  2. Found you through the a - z and am now following. Great x post, it's a tough letter!