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Related to reciprocal translocation: acrocentric chromosome, Paracentric inversion, nonhomologous chromosomes, robertsonian translocation
the attachment of a fragment of one chromosome to a nonhomologous chromosome.
reciprocal translocation the mutual exchange of fragments between two broken chromosomes, one part of one uniting with part of the other.
robertsonian translocation that in which the breaks occur at the centromeres and entire chromosome arms are exchanged, usually involving two acrocentric chromosomes.
translocation without demonstrable loss of genetic material.
re·cip·ro·cal trans·lo·cation(rĕ-sip'rŏ-kăl tranz'lō-kā'shŭn)
Translocation without demonstrable loss of genetic material.