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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(1991) have identified paracentric inversions in two Chinese G.
If most structural changes in Aedes chromosomes are the product of centromeric translocations and paracentric inversions, we would expect to find blocks of genes corresponding to intact chromosomal elements.