The chromosomes in which centromere is situated close to one end are:

  • Option 1)

    Telocentric

  • Option 2)

    Sub-metacentric

  • Option 3)

    Metacentric

  • Option 4)

    Acrocentric

 

Answers (1)

As discussed in concept

Types of chromosomes -

Based on the position of centromere, the chromosomes can be classified into four types:

1) Metacentric chromosome- middle centromere forming two equal arms.

2) Sub-metacentric- centromere slightly away from the center.

3)Acrocentric- centromere is situated close to its end 

4)Telocentric- terminal centromere

 

- wherein

 

 In acrocentric, chromosome, centromere is close to its end.


Option 1)

Telocentric

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

Sub-metacentric

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

Metacentric

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

Acrocentric

This option is correct.

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