paracentric inversion

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paracentric inversion

[¦par·ə¦sen·trik in′vər·zhən]
(genetics)
A type of chromosomal alteration that occurs within one arm of a chromosome and does not span the centromere.
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As chromosomal inversions reduce recombination in heterokaryotypes, they can help to preserve particular combinations of alleles within the inverted segment, mainly near inversion breakpoints (Andolfatto et al.
Heterosis is a consistent feature of chromosomal inversion systems in seaweed flies (Butlin et al.
This perplexing polymorphism is under the control of a single supergene locus, and alleles associated with distinct morphs are characterized by different combinations of chromosomal inversions.
In 2012, the company is launching the first commercial platform for the discovery and detection of a recalcitrant class of DNA mutations known as chromosomal inversions, which cause disease.