Problem: The following diagram represents two nonhomologous chromosomes. Below this diagram are the same two chromosomes in which a translocation has occured between the chromosomes. Place the type of translocation and sequence or sequences translocated next to each set of chromosomes.

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Reciprocal Translocation: exchange of chromosomal segments between two non-homologous chromosomes

Nonreciprocal Translocation: one-way transfer of chromosomal segments between two non-homologous chromosomes


Given: AB • CDEFG

            RS • TUVWX

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The following diagram represents two nonhomologous chromosomes. Below this diagram are the same two chromosomes in which a translocation has occured between the chromosomes. Place the type of translocation and sequence or sequences translocated next to each set of chromosomes.

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