Cytogenetics pp 219-241 | Cite as

Chromosome Translocations

  • Jurgen Schulz-Schaeffer


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.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jurgen Schulz-Schaeffer
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  1. 1.Department of Plant and Soil Science and Institute of GeneticsMontana State UniversityBoxemanUSA

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