Chromosome 13 (human)


In the human genome, chromosome 13 is one of the 23 chromosomes. It is an acrocentric chromosome, found within group D of the human karyotype. As with all autosomes, somatic cells carry two copies of chromosome 13, while gametes carry only one copy.

Chromosome 13 is approximately 113 Mbp (million base pairs) in length, comprising ~3.5-4% of the haploid genome
Chromosome 13 has approximately 300-700 genes

Significant genes (and some related genetic diseases) on chromosome 13 include: