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Search Results for: aneuploidy

Aneuploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The chromosomal variation due to a loss or a gain of one or more chromosomes resulting in the... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Trisomy

Definition noun, plural: trisomies (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the gain of an extra copy of a... Read More

Chromosomal mutation

Every living thing is made up of DNA. Our DNA is what makes us unique and different in the world. Our DNA is made up of... Read More

Monosomy

Definition noun (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the loss of a single chromosome of the normal... Read More

Nullisomy

Definition noun (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the loss of a pair of homologous... Read More

Tetrasomy

Definition noun, plural: tetrasomies (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the gain of two extra chromosomes of... Read More

Polysomy

Definition noun, plural: tetrasomies (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the gain of two extra chromosomes of... Read More

Chromatids

Chromatid Definition Chromatids are found inside our cells. Chromatids are condensed chromosomes distinguishable during... Read More

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Gene amplification

Definition noun, plural: gene amplifications The process of duplicating a particular gene, causing the gene to increase in... Read More

Centromere

Centromere Definition Centromere is defined as the point of attachment for the sister chromatids generated after DNA... Read More

Euploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The chromosomal variation in the normal complete set of chromosomes in a cell or an organism... Read More