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 arm on the replicated chromosome 10 and one arm on the replicated chromosome 15 to break off. Before reconnecting, the two broken pieces switch places so that the broken piece of chromosome 10 becomes attached to chromosome 15 and vice versa. This type of chromosomal aberration is considered to be

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

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

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