chromosome complement


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chromosome complement

[′krō·mə‚sōm ′käm·plə‚mənt]
(genetics)
The species-specific, normal diploid set of chromosomes in somatic cells.
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pythagoricus show a chromosome complement of 44 telocentric chromosomes, and 42 telocentric chromosomes in males of P.
A reduced complement is also present in Micrommata virescens (Clerck 1757), but neither the chromosome number nor the sex chromosome complement is known with certainty (Hackman 1948).
Like B-chromosomes, this kind of extra chromatin does not change the actual homology of chromosomes, but may interfere by adding an extra set (or more) of homologous chromatin to the chromosome complement.
These quadrivalents segregate with or without recombination, to give gametes with different balanced or unbalanced chromosome complements (17).
Sperm chromosome complements in infertile men with normal 46,XY karyotype have been studied to determine whether meiosis in these men is prone to errors of nondisjunction, leading to aneuploidy.
Analysis of sperm chromosome complements before, during, and after chemotherapy.
Human sperm chromosome complements in chemotherapy patients and infertile men.
Nuclear DNA Content in Relation to Chromosome Complements of Plantago Species