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Search Results for: monosomy

Monosomy

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

Polysomy

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

Tetrasomy

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

Diploid

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

Aneuploidy

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

Nullisomy

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

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More

Chromosomes X and Y and Sex Determination

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. In humans, the normal chromosome complement is 46, consisting of 22 pairs of... Read More