Structure of Chromosomes
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Structure of Chromosomes


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

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  • Chromosome

    A condensed DNA structure.

  • Autosomes

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

  • Sex Chromosomes

    Chromosomes associated with sex and gender.

  • 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.