chromosome segregation

id: GO:0007059
name: chromosome segregation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The process in which genetic material, in the form of chromosomes, is organized into specific structures and then physically separated and apportioned to two or more sets. In eukaryotes, chromosome segregation begins with the alignment of chromosomes at the metaphase plate, includes chromosome separation, and ends when chromosomes have completed movement to the spindle poles.

Child Functions

GO:0000819sister chromatid segregation
GO:0045132meiotic chromosome segregation
GO:0090142mitochondrial chromosome segregation

Parent Functions

GO:0009987cellular process