Structure of Chromosomes
Next Generation: HS.LS3.1 HS.LS3.1

Structure of Chromosomes


This lesson will examine the structure and function of a chromosome.

See More
Try a College Course Free

Sophia’s self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

27 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

245 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 21 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Terms to Know
  • Autosomes

    All of the chromosomes in the body except for sex chromosomes.

  • Chromosome

    A condensed DNA structure.

  • Homologous Chromosomes

    Chromosomes that are paired together that are the same length and shape and contain the same sets of genes. Typically, one of the homologous pair is contributed by each parent.

  • Sex Chromosomes

    Chromosomes associated with sex and gender.