Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 14 - Self-Quiz - Page 231: 12


b. aneuploidy

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Aneuploidy is the condition in which the cells of an individual have an abnormal number of a certain chromosome. This condition is the result of nondisjunction, which happens either in mitosis or meiosis. Nondisjunction occurs when chromosomes do not separate; this results in daughter cells having either too many or too few chromosomes.
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