metacentric chromosome

  1. a chromosome having two equal arms because the centromere is in median position
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  • A V-shaped metacentric chromosome has two arms: 10 metacentric chromosomes would have a total of 20 arms. Trout and Salmon of North America
  • Note that almost all metacentric and submetacentric chromosomes have split at the centromere into two daughter units.
  • a metacentric chromosome
  • The X, Y, and autosomes are indicated as rod-shaped acrocentric, J-shaped submetacentric, and metacentric chromosomes, respectively.
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