Chromosome 17 (human)


In the human genome, chromosome 17 is one of the 23 chromosomes. It is a submetacentric chromosome, found within group E of the human karyotype. As with all autosomes, somatic cells carry two copies of chromosome 17, while gametes carry only one copy.

Chromosome 17 is approximately 81 Mbp (million base pairs) in length, comprising ~2.5-3% of the haploid genome
Chromosome 17 has approximately 1200-1500 genes

Significant genes (and some related genetic diseases) on chromosome 17 include: