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

Structure of Chromosomes

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

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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.