dicentric


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dicentric

[dī′sen·trik]
(cell and molecular biology)
Having two centromeres.
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The "cat eye syndrome": Dicentric small marker chromosome probably derived from a no.
Rarely were spreads interpreted as exhibiting a translocation, acentric chromosome, or dicentric chromosome.
Others range from pathology and hematology (quantitative genetic scoring of tissue sections from solid tumors or from bone marrow preparations; virtual slide imaging; rare tumor cell detection) to toxicology (DNA damage assessment using the micronucleus test or Comet assay; chromosome aberration testing and automatic scoring of dicentric chromosomes) and even to forensic science (automatic sperm detection in material from crime scenes).
The authors found no difference in the frequency of dicentric and ring chromosomes between these groups.
However, they took only dicentric and ring chromosomes into account, which were not findings reported in our study.
The chromosomal aberrations (CAs) mainly observed were gaps, breakes, fragments and dicentrics.