acrocentric chromosome


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acrocentric chromosome

[¦ak·rə¦sen·trik ′krō·mə·sōm]
(cell and molecular biology)
A chromosome having the centromere close to one end.
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1a) (2n = 92), with 8 pairs of metacentric (M) and 38 pairs of acrocentric chromosomes (a), and with karyotype formula 2K = 16M +76A (Fig.
South American canids present as karyotypic pattern, many and small acrocentric chromosomes, whose numbering is difficult, as well the identification of homologous pairs.
In Robertsonian translocation, the pericentric regions of two acrocentric chromosomes fuse to form a single centromere or two.