Classify the chromosomes on the basis of position of centromere.
Types of Chromosomes :
According to the position of the centromere, chromosomes are classified into following types
Metacentric : If the centromere is situated in the middle of the chromosomes it is called metacentric chromosomes.
Sub-metacentric : If the centromere is situated some distance away from the middle it is called submentacentric chromosomes.
Acrocentric : If the centromere is situated near the end of the chromosomes it is called acrocentric chromosome
Telocentric : If the centromere is situated at the tip of the chromosome it is called telocentric chromosome.
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