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Classify the Chromosomes on the Basis of Position of Centromere. - Biology

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Classify the chromosomes on the basis of position of centromere.

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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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