Chromosomes are coiled structures made of DNA and proteins. Chromosomes are the form of the genetic material of a cell during cell division. It is this coiled structure that ensures proper segregation of the chromosomes during cell division. During other phases of the cell cycle, DNA is not coiled into chromosomes. Instead, it exists as a grainy material called chromatin. This section is an introduction to chromosomes.
The vocabulary of DNA, including chromosomes, chromatids, chromatin, transcription, translation, and replication, is discussed.
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