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Cytology

Cytotaxonomy: Study of Chromosome Behaviour

Chromosome behaviour is an important factor that determine the pattern of variation and taxonomic distinctness. Pairing behavior and subsequent separation of chromosome occurs at meiosis. In reporting results of pairing studies, univalents are represented by Is, bivalents by IIs, etc. Some taxonomic information can be gained from the study of …

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Karyotype and Idiogram : A way to provide preliminary idea about Genome

Karyotype Most living organisms have chromosomes as the structural and functional units of genetic information in their cells. The number and appearance of chromosomes vary species to species. A karyotype is an organized profile of total chromosomes in a species or in an individual organism. It gives a preliminary idea …

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