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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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Prenatal testing can be used to identify fetuses with chromosomal abnormalities or genetic mutations that would result in the birth of an affected newborn.
The aneuploid theory was tossed aside about 50 years ago because researchers were unable to detect any chromosomal patterns with available technology.
Different factors contribute to male infertility including various gene defects and chromosomal
The Market for Prenatal, Newborn and Carrier Genetic Testing discusses the technologies and tests used in chromosomal analysis and in the diagnosis of inherited disorders and the detection of carriers of inherited diseases.
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.
Cellectis announces the issuance by the USPTO of US patent 8,921,332 covering chimeric endonucleases for chromosomal gene editing by homologous recombination in cells.
com)-- Screening and diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities in a foetus has seen a dramatic shift over the last 30 years or so.
Dr Gowri Ramanathan, head of ObGyn and director of Foetal Medicine at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children, said screening and diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities in a foetus has seen a dramatic shift over the past 30 years.
The causes of RM are parental chromosomal abnormalities, uterine anomalies, endocrine dysfunction, autoimmune disorders, maternal and paternal age, infectious diseases, environmental toxins, etc.
Because women have two copies of this chromosome and men only one, identifying genetic associations with X chromosomal genes can be particularly valuable in helping us to understand why some characteristics differ between sexes.
A cytogenetic study of canine breast carcinomas was performed in order to identify the occurrence of chromosomal abnormalities.
Down's syndrome, and other chromosomal disorders characterised by an additional chromosome, is currently tested for between the 11th and 13th weeks of a pregnancy, using an ultrasound screen and a hormonal analysis of the pregnant woman's blood.