Genetics of Male Infertility - Glossary

Mosaic – An individual with two cell types or more, comprising of different chromosome number or structure

Genetic Counselling - A communicative procedure that undertakes to deal with the problems that rise in a family with the occurrence or the risk of occurrence of a genetic abnormality

Pedigree - A pedigree involves recording a family’s history and making use of a standard set of symbols to represent the status of each member of the family

Allele - An allele is an alternative form of a gene loated on a given locus of a chromosome 

Gene – Genes are located on the chromosomes and carry the information representing a protein

Chromosomes - Chromosomes are structures made up of DNA and proteins found in the cells of all organisms.The number of chromosomes is species- specific. In humans it is 46.

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