Centromere
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Centromere

A region of a chromosome to which spindle traction fibers attach during mitosis and meiosis; the position of the centromere determines whether the chromosome is considered an acrocentric, metacentric or telomeric chromosome.

Centromere

A specialized chromosome region to which spindle fibers attach during cell division.

Centromere

A centromere is a constricted region of a chromosome that separates it into a short arm (p) and a long arm (q). During cell division, the chromosomes first replicate so that each daughter cell receives a complete set of chromosomes. Following DNA replication, the chromosome consists of two identical structures called sister chromatids, which are joined at the centromere.

Centromere
"centromere": the center part of a chromosome that appears 'pinched', in between the short arm (p) and the long arm (q). The centromere holds the two chromatids together, and during cell division (mitosis) it is the site of attachment for the spindle fibers
Centromere
"centromere": the center part of a chromosome that appears 'pinched', in between the short arm (p) and the long arm (q). The centromere holds the two chromatids together, and during cell division (mitosis) it is the site of attachment for the spindle fibers
Centromere

A specialized chromosome region to which spindle fibers attach during cell division.

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Centromere has been defined 6 different ways in documents like Glossary of Genetic Terms, Human Genome Project Information Archive Glossary, Glossary of Genetics, and 3 more.

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