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Chromosome: A compact body of ribonucleic acid wrapped around proteins that is the unit in which genetic material is distributed during cell division. [e]

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  • Chromosome band [r]: A striped pattern observed on stained chromosomes. [e]
  • Gene [r]: The functional unit of heredity. [e]
  • Nucleotide [r]: A repeating unit in nucleic acid polymers consisting of a purine or pyrimidine base, a pentose sugar, and a phosphate group. [e]

Other related topics

  • Histone [r]: Proteins essential for packaging DNA into chromatin and a scaffold for methylation and acetylation modifications that are part of the chromatin code. [e]