Monosomic

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Monosomic conditions occur when a diploid organism is missing one member of a pair of chromosomes. This missing copy of a chromosome is more detremental to the organism than if they were to have an extra copy of the same chromosome (trisomy[1].

References

  1. Hartl D. and Ruvolo M. (2012). Genetics, Analysis of Genes and Genomes. Eighth edition. United States. Jones and Bartlett Learning.
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