somatic chromosome

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Noun1.somatic chromosome - any chromosome that is not a sex chromosomesomatic chromosome - any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
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Somatic chromosome number (2n), ploidy level, karyotype formula and previous counts for the studied Fritillaria taxa Taxa Voucher number Chromosome Ploidy (ISTE) number (2n) level F.
The somatic chromosome number was 14 and the chromosomes were median (14 m) for both subspecies which have MCI about 43.7 (Table 2).
Thompson, "Gametes with the somatic chromosome number: mechanisms of their formation and role in the evolution of autopolyploid plants," New Phytologist, vol.
Somatic chromosome numbers were obtained from root-tip cells without fixation, pretreated in a 1-bromonaphtalene saturated solution, hydrolyzed in Normal HCl at 60[degrees]C, and stained with Schiff reagent.
For example, for somatic chromosome count 2n=5 (Sharma, 1970) in Juncus effitsus L.
A Nordic data base on somatic chromosome damage in humans.
Karyotype analysis: for the somatic chromosome study, healthy fresh root-tips were pretreated in 1/4th saturated solution of paradichlorobenzene (pDB) and aesculine for 2 1/2 h at 14[degrees]C followed by overnight fixation in lactopropionic alcohol (1:3).
Upon seeing that we've taken an interest in the "somatic chromosome" poster that describes "microbe fish cocktails" on her door, a professor asks: "What are you doing?"
Somatic chromosome number was determined for all accessions having DNA content values outside the reported range for respective ploidy levels (Taliaferro et al., 1997b; Arumuganathan et al., 1999).
leana has a somatic chromosome number of 54, but in the gonads, three homologous chromosomes form 18 trivalents.
Somatic chromosome numbers in Acropora ranged from 24 to 54 [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].