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B chromosomes

B chromosomes are extra chromosomes to the normal chromosomal set of an organism and are found in some species. They are small sized, mostly heterochromatic, dispensable, and are transmitted in a non-Mendelian manner.
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  • accessory chromosomes
  • B-type chromosomes
  • supernumerary chromosomes
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