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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soja revealed the presence of one or more paracentric inversions (Ahmad et al.
These elements remained essentially intact except for paracentric inversions, which altered gene arrangement, and centtic fusions, which created new combinations of arms.
This chromosome has been shown to be polymorphic for up to six paracentric inversions (Ruiz et al.