Klinefelter Syndrome

By: Van Shaver

Symptoms

Klinefelter boys are weaker and less coordinated. As they grow older they become taller than average. When puberty sets in, they develop slight gynecomastia and broader hips. They are less muscular and have less facial hair.

Cause

Nondisjunction occurs in a cell during Meiosis 1 where an X does not fail to separate in a sex cell. This causes an extra X chromosome in a male. This causes female traits, such as the ones listed above.,

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