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Chromosome

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A chromosome is a microscopic and threadlike part of a cell that carries within it hereditary information in the form of genes. With every species having a characteristic number of chromosomes, with species that reproduce asexually, the chromosome number remains the ...

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