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What is a Centromere?(i) How does the position of Centromere form the basis of classification of chromosomes?(ii) Support your answer with a diagram showing the position of Centromere on different types of chromosomes.

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(i) The primary constriction present in the chromosome is called Centromere. On either sides of the Centromere there are disc shaped structures called kinetochores. There are four types of chromosomes based on the position of the Centromere they are (ii)

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