submetacentric


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submetacentric

 [sub-met″ah-sen´trik]
having the centromere almost, but not quite, at the metacentric position.

sub·met·a·cen·tric chro·mo·some

a chromosome with the centromere so placed that it divides the chromosome into two arms of strikingly unequal length.
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([dagger]) Fundamental Number estimated as two for metacentric and submetacentric chromosome, and one for subtelocentric and telocentric chromosome.
In these species, the chromosomal morphology is exclusively metacentric, except in the submetacentric pair 2 of M.
The 30 populations of maize landraces from southwest China had a standard karyotype consisting of 2n = 20 chromosomes with three metacentric, six submetacentric, and one subtelocentric chromosome pairs.
crassifolia have secondary constrictions on the long arm of the submetacentric (sm) and subtelocentric (t) chromosome pairs.
Within the 58 chromosome populations reported from Turkey, two groups can be recognized differing by the presence or absence of a large submetacentric autosomal pair.
2b) for having a submetacentric second pair instead of metacentric, in agreement with Arguelles et al.
The arm ratio was used to classify the chromosomes as metacentric (m), submetacentric (sm), subtelocentric (st), and telocentric (t), as suggested by [22].
Present population shares 2n number of 44 with the stocks of the species present in India and Thailand, yet is different from two other stocks in respect of chromosome morphology (Indian: 40 metacentric + 4 telocentric; Thailand: 4 metacentric + 4 submetacentric + 36 telocentric), suggesting intraspecific differences probably caused by isolation.
2a) comprised 15 metacentric pairs, 11 submetacentric pairs, 5 subtelocentric pairs and 18 telocentric pairs (Fig.
The [X.sub.1] is metacentric, the Y submetacentric with arm ratio =1.55, and [X.sub.2] is acrocentric.
2004), chromosomes are small and theirs shapes are very variable including metacentric, submetacentric, and acrocentric chromosomes (Tan et al.