Chromosome Banding

Science / Genetics / Chromosome Banding: A technique for staining chromosomes so that bands appear in a unique pattern particular to the chromosome.

Sex Chromosome

Science / Genetics / Sex Chromosome: The x or y chromosome in human beings that determines the sex of an individual. Females have two x chromosomes in diploid cells: males have an x and a y chromosome. The sex chromosomes comprise the 23 MORE

Premature Chromosome Condensation (PCC)

Science / Genetics / Premature Chromosome Condensation (PCC): A method of studying chromosomes in the interphase stage of the cell cycle. MORE

P1-Derived Artificial Chromosome (PAC)

Science / Genetics / P1-Derived Artificial Chromosome (PAC): One type of vector used to clone dna fragments (100- to 300-kb insert size: average, 150 kb) in escherichia coli cells. Based on bacteriophage (a virus) p1 genome. MORE

Isochromosome

Science / Genetics / Isochromosome: A metacentric chromosome produced during mitosis or meiosis when the centromere splits transversely instead of longitudinally: the arms of such chromosome are equal in length and genetically identical MORE

Sex Chromosomes

Science / Biology / Sex Chromosomes: The chromosomes that determine the sex of an organism. In humans, females have two X chromosomes, and males have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome. Chromosome that determines the gender (sex) of t MORE

X Chromosome

Science / Genetics / X Chromosome: One of the two sex chromosomes, x and y. MORE

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