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The most condensed and constricted region of a chromosome, to which the spindle fiber is attached during mitosis.

cen′tro·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk, -mîr′-) adj.
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Adj.1.centromeric - pertaining to the dense specialized portion of a chromosome to which the spindle attaches during mitosis
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This kit includes the centromeric probes to study chromosomes X, Y, 18 (Green, Orange, and Blue, respectively) and unique sequence for chromosomes 13 and 21 (Green and Orange).
They first showed that they could identify centromeric haplotypes, or "cenhaps," in Drosophila fruit flies.
The presence of tetrasomy was confirmed with C-MYC (8q24) and chromosome 8 centromeric probe cocktail.
For a more precise characterization, FISH analysis was performed using POSEIDON centromeric and subtelomeric probes containing chromosome 18 centromere probe, SE18 (D18Z1), and a probe for subtelomeric region of the short arm of chromosome 18 in 40 metaphase spreads (figure 4).
(16) CDKN2A was assessed using a Spectrum Orange-labeled, locus-specific probe (Abbott Molecular, Des Plains, Illinois) with a Spectrum Green-labeled chromosome 9 centromeric probe (CEP9).
In a family study of patients with TS, the genes on centromeric region of chromosome 5 were investigated and the relationship was not determined between GDNF and TS.
[2] Telomeric and duplicated centromeric genes (SMN1 and SMN2, respectively) play a role in the occurrence of SMA types 1 to 4.
In our case, the breaking point was located in the centromeric region, whose union is called centric fusion (15).
Similarly, the consttutve heterochromatn was distributed over centromeric, pericentromeric, and telomeric regions in the 6 analyzed species, with conspicuous C-bands in 1 arm of most chromosomes (Fig.
Taylor, "Chromosomal polymorphisms involving telomere fusion, centromeric inactivation and centromere shift in the ant Myrmecia (pilosula) n=1," Chromosoma, vol.