The most common type of translocation is the reciprocal translocation. Brown (1972) goes so far as to say that all translocations observed are, with no known exception, reciprocal. In order to survive, all cells ought to have a balanced set of genes. Cells with reciprocal translocations provide such conditions. However, since other types of translocations have been discussed in the literature they will be briefly mentioned here also.
KeywordsLinkage Group Chromosome Translocation Centric Fusion Reciprocal Translocation Robertsonian Translocation
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