Updated March 16, 2009
An Illustration of A Reciprocal TranslocationCourtesy: National Human Genome Research Institute
Any chromosome can be involved in a reciprocal translocation. There are two types of reciprocal translocations -- balanced and unbalanced. When a balanced translocation occurs, the correct amount of chromosome material is present. When an unbalanced translocation occurs, there is either too much or too little chromosome material present.
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