Chromosome 18 (human)


In the human genome, chromosome 18 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 18, while gametes carry only one copy.

Chromosome 18 is approximately 76 Mbp (million base pairs) in length, comprising ~2.5% of the haploid genome
Chromosome 18 has approximately 300-400 genes

Significant genes (and some related genetic diseases) on chromosome 18 include: