A female employee was accidentally exposed to a small dose of X-ray radiation while at work. Some of the X-ray radiation penetrated her body and struck her developing egg cell in her ovary, causing one of the arms on a replicated chromosome to break. As the egg continued through meiosis, the broken piece of chromosome did not reconnect with its original chromosome but was instead lost in the cytoplasm. This type of chromosomal aberration is considered to be

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    a deletion.
    a duplication.
    an inversion.
    a translocation.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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a deletion.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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