I'm not talking about if there are chromosomes extra/missing, but if the chromosome itself is damaged/sections are missing.
What happens/what kind of diseases/syndromes can you get?
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What happens when sections of chromosomes are damaged? watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-11-2008 11:47
- 11-11-2008 12:01
Damage to sections of the chromosomes are basically mutations =) they may prevent the unpacking of the chromosome for transcription or other things such as production of the wrong proteins
- 11-11-2008 15:09
it depends how major the part of chromosome is as to what the effect is. if it is a large amount of damage on an important chromosome then this may be incompatible with life. Basically there are lots of things that could result from this.
- 16-11-2008 11:43
Any chromosomal disease (Down, Klinfleter) can be caused by damaged chromosomes....
E.g. Loss of Telomeres at the end, leading to Roberstonian fusions