Q. 20

Which chromosome

Answer :

β-thalassemia is caused by the mutant gene carried by chromosome number 11. It causes the formation of abnormal haemoglobin molecules that result in anaemia.


• Thalassemia - autosomal-linked recessive disease

• Two types- α and β

• α-thalassemia: Chromosome number 16 carries mutant gene

• β-thalassemia: Chromosome number 11 carries mutant gene

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