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1. A linear strand of DNA and associated proteins in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells that carries the genes and functions in the transmission of hereditary information.
2. A circular strand of DNA in bacteria and archaea that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

chro′mo·so′mal (-sō′məl), chro′mo·so′mic (-sō′mĭk) adj.
chro′mo·so′mal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.chromosomal - of or relating to a chromosome; "chromosomal defect"


[ˌkrəʊməˈsəʊməl] ADJcromosomático, cromosómico


a. cromosómico-a, rel. al cromosoma;
___ aberrationsaberraciones ___ -s.


adj cromosómico
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M2 PHARMA-November 1, 2017-Invitae Data Shows Novel Genetic Screening Technology Identifies Chromosomal Abnormalities Potentially Missed on Other Platforms
Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) or array based CGH technics are widely available molecular methods used for detecting unbalanced chromosomal rearrangements.
We studied quantitative variability of chromosomal Q-heterochromatin regions (Q-HRs) in alcoholics and drug addicts in various racial and ethnic groups.
patent 9,458,439 claims the method of introducing chromosomal modifications at a locus by induction of double-stranded DNA cleavage using a chimeric restriction endonuclease and non-homologous end joining recombination (NHEJ).
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Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in collaboration with Department of Pediatric, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) and Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) is organizing a 2-days National Conference on Rare Diseases Day to give awareness about Genetic, Metabolic and Chromosomal disorders amongst the doctors and general practitioners.
The aim of my dissertation is highlighting the association between major and minor congenital anomalies with chromosomal abnormalities.
In the present study, the cytogenetic effects of the platinum based anti-tumour drug heptaplatin were analysed by measuring chromosomal aberrations and the mitotic index, in bone marrow cells of SWR/J mice.
The aneuploid theory was tossed aside about 50 years ago because researchers were unable to detect any chromosomal patterns with available technology.
Mutations in genes regulating these pathways are characterised by increased chromosomal radiosensitivity.
Different factors contribute to male infertility including various gene defects and chromosomal
Further subdivision of translocation types can be made according to the exchange of chromosomal material and are classified as: (i) reciprocal, when segments from two different chromosomes have been exchanged; or (ii) robertsonian, in five acrocentric chromosomes (13, 14, 15, 21 and 22), where long arms fuse to form a single chromosome with a single centromere.