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 (tĕl′ə-sĕn′trĭk, tē′lə-)
Having the centromere in a terminal position. Used of a chromosome.


(Genetics) genetics (of a chromosome) having the centromere at or close to the end


(ˌtɛl əˈsɛn trɪk, ˌti lə-)

(of a chromosome) having the centromere positioned at one end and thereby having the shape of a rod.
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Adj.1.telocentric - having the form of a straight rod because the centromere is in a terminal position; "a telocentric chromosome"
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Chromosomes were classified into three groups: sexual chromosomes (see Results), and biarmed and telocentric autosomes.
The chromosomes were classified as metacentric, submetacentric, acrocentric or telocentric based on the ratio between the arms (r) and centromere index (ic), which was proposed by Guerra (1986).
The chromosome number of Angora goat was 2n=60, in which 29 pairs autosomes were all telocentric chromosomes.
Chromosomes were classified into metacentric, sub-metacentric, sub-telocentric and telocentric following the method of Levan et al.
Darlington's first relevant contributions to the study of meiosis and chiasmata (before he turned almost exclusively to plants) were performed in gomphocerine grasshopper species (Chorthippus, Stauroderus), an extremely good material for cytogenetic work on male meiosis, because species of this group of genera (the 'truxaline' grasshoppers) not only have beautiful large-sized chromosomes, but also an asymmetric karyotype involving three metacentric homologous pairs of autosomes and five telocentric ones, allowing direct simultaneous comparisons of pairing and chiasma formation in both types of configurations (Darlington 1935, 1936, 1937; Darlington & Dark 1932).
submetacenricr, A: acrocentric, T: telocentric Especies Numeros % de longitud diploides cromosomica relativa (media [+ o -] D.
Females of the three species show a chromosome complement of 44 telocentric chromosomes, with a similar karyotype.
ligtu presented a haploid formula conformed by four metacentric chromosomes (pairs 1 and 2 with microsatellites), one submetacentric chromosome with a microsatellite, and three telocentric chromosomes with microsatellites.
Telocentric mapping of the subunit genes on the long arms of the homoeologous group 1 chromosomes.