Inversion of Chromosome 16
This image shows an inversion of
chromosome 16. By looking carefully at the pair of 16, you
will see that the chromosome on the right looks different from the one
on the left. The left one is normal and the right one is inverted near
the centromere. Inversions, by definition, do not involve loss or
gain of chromosomal material. If the breakpoints of the inversion do not
disrupt genes they may not have an associated phenotype.
to the Index.
from UW Pathology Cytogenetics Gallery