Paracentric inversion | definition of paracentric inversion by Medical dictionary
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inversion in a chromosome of a single segment in which the centromere is not included.
paracentric inversion a chromosomal mutation involving INVERSION of a segment of one arm of a chromosome, not involving the CENTROMERE.
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Crossovers within the loops of both pericentric and paracentric inversions
result in chromatids with duplications and deficiencies.
Shields and Procunier (1982) described four sibling species of the Simulium arcticum complex in Alaska, and Procunier (1984) described a fifth in western Canada based on possession of unique paracentric inversions
in Y chromosomes.
This chromosome has been shown to be polymorphic for up to six paracentric inversions
(Ruiz et al.