Chromosome 12 (human)


In the human genome, chromosome 12 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 12, while gametes carry only one copy.

Chromosome 12 is approximately 125 Mbp (million base pairs) in length, comprising ~4% of the haploid genome
Chromosome 12 has approximately 1000-1300 genes

Significant genes (and some related genetic diseases) on chromosome 12 include: