Unformatted text preview: In general, we call this non-disjunction or aneuploidy. Most often, a non-disjunction results in a gamete, or if there is successful fertilization, an embryo that does not survive. In some cases, however, some gametes or embryos do survive, producing individuals with abnormal chromosome numbers. Most non-disjunctions have serious genetic consequences. A non-disjunction can affect either the sex-determining chromosomes or autosomes. We will mention a few human examples....
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- Spring '10
- celldivision., abnormal chromosome numbers, homologous chromosome pair, Human Inheritance Patterns