Chromosome 5 (human)


In the human genome, chromosome 5 is one of the 23 chromosomes. It is a submetacentric chromosome, found within group B of the human karyotype. As with all autosomes, somatic cells carry two copies of chromosome 5, while gametes carry only one copy.

Chromosome 5 is approximately 181 Mbp (million base pairs) in length, comprising ~6% of the haploid genome
Chromosome 5 has approximately 900-1300 genes

Chromosome 5, despite being one of the largest chromosomes in the human genome, has one of the lowest gene densitites.

Significant genes (and some related genetic diseases) on chromosome 5 include: