Chromosome 11 (human)


In the human genome, chromosome 11 is one of the 23 chromosomes. It is a submetacentric chromosome, found within group C of the human karyotype. As with all autosomes, somatic cells carry two copies of chromosome 11, while gametes carry only one copy.

Chromosome 11 is approximately 134.5 Mbp (million base pairs) in length, comprising ~4-4.5% of the haploid genome
Chromosome 11 has approximately 1300-1700 genes

More than 40% of the olfactory receptor genes are found on this very gene-dense chromosome.

Significant genes (and some related genetic diseases) on chromosome 11 include: