From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wikichromosomes within a karyotype that code for the production of various proteins. Autosomal chromosomes appear in pairs whereby each chromosome is genetically identical to its paired chromosome. Any chromosomes in a karyotype that are not autosomal are described as allosomal. Allosomal chromosomes are sex chromosomes which are responsible for sex determination.
- ↑ Tutorvista. Autosomes and allosomes.[cited 06/12/17]. Available from http://www.tutorvista.com/content/biology/biology-iii/chromosomes/autosomes-and-allosomes.php