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Acrocentric Chromosome

Definition of the noun acrocentric chromosome

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  1. a chromosome with the centromere near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and one is long
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic word: chromosome = a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Acriflavin Acrocentric Chromosome: Has a near terminal centromere and one arm is very short (see Fig. A20); acrocentric chromosomes may fuse or become translocated and may generate biarmed chromosomes. ▷Robertsonian ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

the gene of interest is first inserted into → neutral DNA of the short arm of an acrocentric chromosome, adjacent to the centromere. This insertion triggers an amplification of the neutral DNA containing the inserted DNA, leading to an ...

Google previewMale Infertility from A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia (1996)

by J.A. Carver-Wa, J.M.G. Hollanders

Yy Y CHROMOSOME The Y chromosome is a small acrocentric chromosome, with a short arm Yp and a long arm Yg. A heterochromatic part (distal Yq) genetically inactive and a euchromatic part can be distinguished: part of the latter is ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology (1998)

by Gurbachan Miglani

acrocentric chromosome: The position of the centrosome very close to one end of the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

an abnormally small, acrocentric chromosome (either chromosome 21 or chromosome ...

Google previewDictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology (2012)

by Frank J. Dye

acrocentric chromosome a chromosome in which the centromere is not equidistant from the two ends of the chromosome; ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

an abnormally small, acrocentric chromosome (either chromosome 21 or chromosome 22), in which the short arm is missing or partially deleted. The aberration Christian ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

Humans have five pairs of acrocentric chromosomes. Down syndrome is due to an extra acrocentric chromosome (chromosome 21). chromosome, autosomal Any chromosome other than a sex chromosome (X or Y chromosome). Also known ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

ANNE CUTLER acrocentric chromosome A chromosome in which the CENTROMERE, the region in which the two chromatids are ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Thus, acrocentric chromosome. acrocephalia see oxycephaly. acrocephalic or acrocephalous see oxycephalic. acrocephalopolysyndactyly Medicine, the condition of acro- cephalosyndactly also accompanied by Polydactyly (the presence of ...

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