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The quality or condition of existing in various forms.‘chromosomal heteromorphism’
- ‘Chromosome heteromorphism therefore reflects de novo evolution of sex chromosomes during the evolution of dioecy in this plant lineage, a relatively recent event within this genus.’
- ‘In another individual of this same species, the two 5S rDNA sites showed size heteromorphism.’
- ‘These results support the hypothesis that transposons accumulate in nonrecombining regions and may be one cause of the heteromorphism of sex chromosomes.’
- ‘In specimens of GC, CB, and LM, the AgNORs were located at terminal regions of the short arm of an SM pair, in which was observed a size heteromorphism between homologue chromosomes.’
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