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[mass noun] A reversal of the normal order of genes in a chromosome segment involving parts of a chromosome at both sides of the centromere.
- ‘This method can be applied to mitochondrial genomes, to X chromosomes, and to chromosome arms of species of genera Drosophila and Anopheles, where pericentric inversions and translocations are rare.’
- ‘There is no doubt, however, on the occurrence of a pericentric inversion that brought the centromere inside the chromosome, with one breakpoint occurring between markers C and D.’
- ‘Despite the presence of a pericentric inversion of chromosome 2, fertile offspring are produced by interbreeding of the different subspecies in captive conditions.’
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