telocentric chromosome


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Related to telocentric chromosome: acrocentric, acrocentric chromosome, metacentric chromosome
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a chromosome like a straight rod with the centromere in terminal position

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Keywords: Chromosome number, telocentric chromosomes, heterochromatin, nucleolus-organizing regions
Briefly, fusion is the consequence of breakage proximal to or within the centromere of two usually nonhomologous acro- or telocentric chromosomes followed by reunion uniting the longer and shorter segments, respectively.
In each of these, the fundamental number (NF) is double the diploid number because no telocentric chromosomes were observed.
lateralis karyotype has 19 telocentric chromosomes or 38 chromosome arms, suggests that M.
This reduction in chromosome number may be because of Robertsonian fusion, wherein telocentric chromosomes fused, reducing the total chromosome number (Wang & Guo 2004).