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- The phase of mitosis, or cell division, when the chromosomes align along the center of the cell. Because metaphase chromosomes are highly condensed, scientists use these chromosomes for gene mapping and identifying chromosomal aberrations. See also cell, chromosome, gene, mapping
National Human Genome Research Institute - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A stage in mitosis or meiosis during which the chromosomes are aligned along the equatorial plane of the cell.
Human Genome Project - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Centromere, Chromomere, Chromosome painting, Chromosome region p, Chromosome region q, Nucleolar organizing region, Premature chromosome condensation (PCC), Targeted mutagenesis