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match the following with the type of chromosome :

( a ) A- metacentric B-sub-metacentric C-teloentric D-acrocentric
( b ) A- metacentric B-acrocentric C-sub-metacentric D-telocentric
( c ) A- metacentric B-sub-metacentric C-acrocentric D-telocentric
( d ) A- sub-metacentric B-metacentric C-acrocentric D-telocentric

1 Answer

(C) is the right answer.

image reference:http://www.nature.com/scitable/content/eukaryotic-chromosomes-exist-in-four-major-types-46127 explanation: The metacentric chromosome has two equal arms while the sub-metacentric chromosome has centromere one shorter arm and one longer arm. In acrocentricchromosome the centromere is situated close to its end forming one extremely short and one very long arm, whereas the telocentric chromosome has a terminal centromere. (explanation from NCERT book)
answered Mar 24, 2014 by pady_1