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Paracentric inversion


noun, plural: paracentric inversions


An inversion of a segment of chromosome in which the centromere is not included, and both breaks occur in the single arm of a chromosome.


Chromosomal inversion happens when a segment of a chromosome breaks off and reinsert within itself. Inversions may not cause abnormalities in carriers as long as there is no extra or missing genetic information. However, individuals who are heterozygous for an inversion, there is a rise in the production of abnormal chromatids, especially when crossing-over occurs within the span of the inversion.

Word origin: from Gk. para-: beside, near, from, against, contrary to + center.
Compare: pericentric inversion.
See also: centric, inversion, chromosome.

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Genetic/Chromosomal testing from autopsy of miscarried baby

... means is that one of you may have a copy of an inverted 10. And all inversion means is that the genes in chromosome are shuffled (so instead ... end of the world ... depending upon what type of "inversion" (paracentric Vs. paricentric) you will still produce normal, inverted and ...

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Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Genetic/Chromosomal testing from autopsy of miscarried baby
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