In translocations, parts of chromosomes move to other, nonhomologous chromosomes or other regions of the same chromosome. Translocations may affect the phenotype by causing genes to move to new locations, where they come under the influence of new regulatory sequences, or by breaking genes and disrupting their function.


and great-ape karyotypes; animation of the formation of a Robertsonian translocation and types of gametes produced by a translocation carrier; and pictures of karyotypes containing Robertsonian translocations

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