What is another word for chromosome?

Pronunciation: [kɹˈə͡ʊməsˌə͡ʊm] (IPA)

A chromosome is a thread-like structure that carries genetic information or DNA in eukaryotic cells. Synonyms for the word chromosome include "chromatid," "nucleosome," "nucleic acid," "gene," and "genetic material." Chromatid is a duplicate copy of a chromosome that is created before cell division. A nucleosome is a structural unit of a chromosome composed of DNA wrapped around histone proteins. Nucleic acid refers to the chemical compounds, such as DNA and RNA, that carry genetic information. Gene is a segment of DNA that codes for a specific genetic trait. Genetic material refers to the DNA that carries genes and controls inherited characteristics.

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Usage examples for Chromosome

In the latter case an egg without an X chromosome is produced.
"Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila"
Thomas Hunt Morgan Calvin B. Bridges
It has been found that the twenty-two chromosome individual invariably develops into a female, and the twenty-one into a male.
"The Glands Regulating Personality"
Louis Berman, M.D.
What is a chromosome?
"A Crooked Mile"
Oliver Onions

Famous quotes with Chromosome

  • For each chromosome contributed by the sperm there is a corresponding chromosome contributed by the egg, there are two chromosomes of each kind, which together constitute a pair.
    Thomas Hunt Morgan
  • A later generation could have explained the miracle to Sir Frank — though explaining in terms he would not have understood. Though he knew well enough the theory of family traits and likenesses, it would have been impossible then to make him comprehend the intricacy of a chromosome which carries inside it — not merely the stereotypes of parental hair or temperament — but the secret knowledge of how to breathe, how to work the muscles to move the bones, how to grow, how to remember, how to commence the processes of thought … all the infinite number of secret "how to's" that have to be passed on for life to stay above jelly level. A freak chromosome in Sir Frank ensured he passed on, together with these usual secrets, the secret of his individual consciousness.
    Brian Aldiss
  • As long as the chromosome reproduced itself in sufficient dominance, he was immortal! To him, in an unscientific age, the problem did not present itself quite like that; but he realized that there was a trait to be kept in the family.
    Brian Aldiss
  • Frank's chromosome was now breeding as true as ever. Blood group, creed, colour of skin — nothing was proof against it. The numbers with shared consciousness, procreating for all they were worth, trebled every generation.
    Brian Aldiss
  • Frank's chromosome conquered everywhere. Peace was guaranteed.
    Brian Aldiss

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