telocentric chromosome


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tel·o·cen·tric chro·mo·some

a chromosome with a terminal centromere; such chromosomes in humans are unstable and arise by misdivision or breakage near the centromere and are usually eliminated within a few cell divisions.

telocentric chromosome

a chromosome in which the CENTROMERE is terminal (situated at one end), so that there is effectively only one arm.

telocentric chromosome

having the centromere at one end of the chromosome (terminal centromere) so that the chromosome has only one arm.
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Parallel to the increase of chromosome number, in certain aquatic organisms often an enlargement of submetacentric and telocentric chromosomes is observed, probably by chromosomal fission (Thiriot-Quievreux 1994).