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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Robertsonian Translocation
Definition A particular type of translocation in which the breakpoints in the two chromosomes occur at or near the centromere, followed by centric fusion such that the long arms now form a metacentric chromosome with a single centromere. Any small fragments generated in the exchange are usually lost.
See also Translocation.

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last database update
11/18/2014
MGI 5.20
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