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I think the main question here is: Is there a term…which describes a bipolar disorder of lesser severity[?] Yes. There are a couple ways to think about this, but you’re clearly accustomed to differentiating the manic and depressive phases of bipolar disorder, so I’ll start with that. There is mania (excerpted from DSM 5*): A. A distinct period of ...


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Based on answers and discussion so far and my own searches, I think there is no widely understood and used term for grouping the X/Z and W/Y chromosomes. You could coin your own term or pluck one from obscurity in the literature, however, I think you would probably be better off not doing so and simply writing X/Z and W/Y wherever you need to refer to the ...


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I just tried a search of major and minor sex chromosomes and found a paper here by Judith Mank who refers to the X and Z as the Major Sex Chromosomes and Y and W as the Minor Sex Chromosomes. I will therefore refer to the W and Y as minor sex chromosomes, and will use the term major sex chromosomes in reference to the X and Z. These terms are based ...


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Regarding the meio/majo or micro/macro suggestion, I do not think it is the way to go for the following reasons: Micro and macro-chromosomes are terms already used in species such as chicken whose genomes combine very small and big chromosomes Although this is more the exception than the rule, bear in mind that sometimes the Y chromosome is bigger than the ...


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I think you can safely use the terms heterogametic (Y/W) and homogametic (X/Z) chromosomes, meaning that a heterogametic chromosome is the chromosome which makes one of the sexes heterogametic (i.e. defines the difference between the two types of gametes of the respective sex). These terms applied to chomosomes do have some usage in the literature, e.g. in ...



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