Y Chromosome: Definition, Disorders & Structure


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Which gene on the Y chromosome is responsible for sex determination?

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1. The AZF gene is responsible for:

2. If a human has one X chromosome and one Y chromosome, that human will become:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Y chromosome is unlike any other type of chromosome and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of Y chromosome structure. The questions will quiz you on the significance of normal and abnormal numbers of sex chromosomes, as well as the genes on the Y chromosome specifically.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The roles of important Y chromosome genes
  • Sex determination
  • Chromosomal definition of Klinefelter syndrome
  • The history of Y chromosome discovery

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure of the Y chromosome
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about the physiology and pathophysiology related to the Y chromosome
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about consequences of excess and deficient sex chromosomes

Additional Learning

To learn more about sex determination, review the accompanying lesson, Y Chromosome: Definition, Disorder & Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sex chromosome and sex-linked trait
  • Explain the significance of the Y chromosome
  • Identify the Y chromosome genes involved in sex determination and sperm development
  • Describe the effect of these abnormal sex chromosome combinations: XXY and XYY
  • Explain how the Y chromosome is related to testicular development