acentric chromosome

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a chromosome lacking a centromere

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These enclose acentric fragments or whole chromosomes that have not been included in the main nuclei at cell division and in the cytoplasm (19).
The micronucleus assay, as a simple and sensitive short-term screening method performed in a number of organisms for determining the mutagenicity of chemical substances [11-14] Micronuclei formed by the condensation of acentric fragments, or whole chromosomes, that fail to integrate into the daughter nuclei during mitosis.