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. Before reconnecting with its original chromosome the broken piece flips-over, so that the broken end now becomes the terminal end of the arm. This type of chromosomal aberration is considered to be

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

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

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