chromatin body

chro·ma·tin bod·y

the genetic apparatus of bacteria. See: nucleus (2).
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chromatin body

Barr body A dense X chromosome in ♀ cells, best recognized in buccal mucosa scrapings
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chro·ma·tin bod·y

(krō'mă-tin bod'ē)
The genetic apparatus of bacteria.
See: nucleus (2)
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Lepidopteran females display a heterochromatic body in the interphase nuclei (reviewed in Traut & Marec 1996) also called sex chromatin body, which is derived from the W chromosome (Traut et al.
Sex chromatin body as a marker of radiation-induced sex chromosome aberrations in the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).
This chromatin body is absent male cells but may appear in certain types of inter-sex where the external sex appears at first to be the male.