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. What is a gene?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret the gene.

Concept Introduction:

Gene is basic unit of heredity and these genes are made of DNA. Heredity is the transmission of characters or traits from parent cell to progeny or daughter cell either through sexual or asexual reproduction. This results in passing of character to offspring.

Humans having 35000 genes which comes in pair and they are made of or consists of DNA strands. Couple of genes arranges to produce alleles which are responsible of color of eyes or hair etc. Sometime change in the arrangement of genes or it deletion may results in mutation which may result in diseases.

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Genes combines to produce chromosomes and there are 35000 genes which comes in pair and consists of DNA strands. Alleles are produced from arrangement of couple of genes and hence responsible of color of eyes or hair etc...

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