Chromosome based question

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  • Vikas Kumar

    Dec 2nd, 2019

The shorter and longer arms of a submetacentric chromosome are referred to as :- (1) s-arm and l-arm respectively (2) p-arm and q-arm respectively (3) q-arm and p-arm respectively (4) m-arm and n-arm respectively

Model Answer:

2. p and q are shorter and longer arms of a sub-metacentric chromosome. Submetacentric chromosomes have the centromere slightly offset from the center leading to a slight asymmetry in the length of the two sections. Human chromosomes 4 through 12 are submetacentric in nature.


Vikas Kumar

Vikas Kumar

Dr. Vikas did Masters, M. Phil. & Ph.D. from Delhi University. He was one of the gold medalists in the university during Masters in Zoology. He has published many research papers in drug designing & development. He is Assistant Professor in the University of Delhi. He believes in educating and not just teaching his students and enable them by inculcating scientific temperament to solve challenges in the field of Animal sciences.