What is turner's syndrome?
It is a chromosomal abnormaility characterized by offspring with
short stature, lymphoedema, widely spaced nipples, low hairline,
low setted ear and obesity. They may not have menstrual period thus
may be sterile. Other symptoms may include a small lower jaw,
turned-in elbows, a webbed neck, soft upturned nails and drooping
eyelids. Turner syndrome manifests itself differently in each
female affected by the condition, and no two individuals will share
the same symptoms.
It is caused by abnormal splitting of the egg during Anaphase II
of Oogenesis leading to 45 XO chromosomal make up instead of 46 XX
or 46 XY.
The female chromosomes (the BARR BODY) is not present and so the
X is donated by the sperm (male).