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CARLSBAD Genealogy group to discuss chromosomes The DNA Interest Group, sponsored by North San Diego County Genealogical Society, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive.
Each of our cells contains chromosomes that are made up of DNA, which carry our genetic information locked away in the nucleus.
But the process is slow, so long stretches of your ancestors' original chromosomes are preserved intact for many generations.
Children inherit one genetic marker from each parent at every location on a chromosome.
Learn how to use DNA Painter, an online tool to map chromosomes of specific ancestors.
Heredity cannot always be explained by the 23 chromosomes of DNA in our cells.
Subsequently, that active NOTCH2NL gene was duplicated twice more, yielding three active NOTCH2NL genes in a row at one end of human chromosome 1 and one inactive copy on the other end.
But a surprising number of embryos survive with some variety in their chromosomes.
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Origin and Etymology of chromosome
CHROMOSOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chromosome for English Language Learners
: the part of a cell that contains the genes which control how an animal or plant grows and what it becomes
CHROMOSOME Defined for Kids
Definition of chromosome for Students
medical Definition of chromosome
- both the chromosomes of cells and those of viruses can duplicate only in the complex environment of a living cell
- —J. D. Watson
- an episome, an element that may exist as a free circular plasmid, or that may become integrated into the bacterial chromosome as a linear sequence
- —Benjamin Lewin
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