chromosome 3

Chromosome 3 represents approximately 6.5% of the total DNA in cells.

Summary:Gene examples of chromosome 3:
  • autosome
  • large sized chromosome
  • about 200.000.000 base pairs
  • about 1469 genes
 
The product of the gene BTD is the enzyme Biotinidase. This enzyme allows the body to use and to recycle vitamin B (biotin). . POPDC2: This gene belongs to the POP gene family and is predominantly expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscle. The POP genes are believed to have an important role in the embryonic and fetal development of these tissues.
chromosome overview (scaled down):
overview chromosome 3
Legend:
adenine (A)
thymine (T)
guanine (G)
cytosine (C)
not yet determined (N)
Legend:
adenine (A)
thymine (T)
guanine (G)
cytosine (C)
not yet determined (N)
Legend:
adenine (A)
thymine (T)
guanine (G)
cytosine (C)
not yet determined (N)