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    Meiosis: Chromosomes

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    animals, meiosis is restricted to cells that form gametes (eggs and sperm). Each species has a characteristic number of chromosomes per somatic cell. Fruit flies have 8; normal humans have 46. They exist as homologous pairs (partners) that are similar in size and shape and carry the same kinds of genes. Thus humans have 23 homologous pairs. The full complement of 46 chromosomes is referred to as the

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    Chromosome 15 Deletion

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    Chromosomes are identified to be found within the nucleus as long thin strands of DNA compiled together, and arranged from largest to smallest based off their sizes [2]. In addition to this, a typical chromosome usually contains a short and long arm. However, in a Chromosome 15 deletion, the focus is within the long arm of the strand where the genetic material becomes lost. A variety of detrimental effects can arise depending on which portion of the long arm is deleted as well. One type of deletion

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    Understanding the structure of eukaryotic chromosomes, or condensed forms of DNA, and how they function helps scientists understand how human DNA is unique. These highly specialized cells help eukaryotic organisms, such as humans, to sustain life. What is a eukaryotic organism? A eukaryotic organism is any organism with complex cells, or a single cell with a complex structure. These eukaryotic organisms cells genetic material is organized into chromosomes found in a nucleus. These eukaryotic cells

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    change in a chromosome number is known as Aneuploidy. Aneuploidy is a genetic condition where an organism acquires fewer or more chromosomes than the normal diploid number. A monosomic organism has one less than the diploid number of chromosomes meaning the human zygote will have 45 chromosomes. A trisomic organism has one more than the diploid number of number of chromosomes i.e. the organism will now have 47 set of chromosome meaning there are three homologous copies of one chromosome. It can develop

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    74670458 of chromosome 16 (rs4888262) where C is changed to T. A GWAS study has associated this variation with testicular germ cell cancer, a disease that has a strong genetic association – genetics is responsible for 25% of susceptibility. The disease varies by population; testicular germ cell cancer affects European men far more than African (Chung et al., par. 2). RFWD3 is important ligase that protects the DNA from damage (Chung et al., par. 9). The RDH12 locus on chromosome 14 at position

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    process of mitosis is one performed millions of times a day by every living thing. Each of these cells contains the blueprints of our bodies, which are scientifically known as chromosomes, genes, and DNA. The purpose of this paper is to inform people about the process of mitosis, and to teach people about the function of chromosomes, genes and DNA, and the relation between one another. The process of mitosis is a five step process that starts from just a single cell. Every minute of everyday, cells

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    within mammals, the sex is immediately determined. Each parent will contribute one or more chromosomes during the fertilization process, depending on the species. In the male heterogametic (XY) system, the absence of the Y chromosome results in a female offspring and the presence of the Y chromosome results in a male. The evolution of the sex determination system consists of the rise and development of sex chromosomes and concurrently the emergence and evolution of genes that guarantee the formation of

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    emerged as important regulators of genome organization and gene expression. We discuss recent findings on how condensins construct chromosomes during interphase. Introduction The discovery by Walter Flemming in the 1800s of thread like structures once visible only during cell division sparked the investigation into the contents and purpose of what was later coined as chromosomes. Although much of the specifics of the chromosomal components have been teased apart, many questions still remain about higher

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    In The Calcutta Chromosome, Ghosh provides a multi-pronged exploration of the issue of identity. In this novel, he is concerned with the contrast between the Western and Eastern cultural mind set of the people, the economic and political vulnerability of women minorities and other marginalized people. He is concerned with identity at its most basic level that is a whole human being replicated from a single sample of DNA. The malarial protozoan is self-replicating when it has exhausted its food source

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    A chromosome is a thread-like system made up of protein and DNA, transferred from parents to offspring. They are located inside the nucleus of human cells and possess spool-like proteins called histones; that encase DNA molecules. When a human is born they normally have 23 pairs of chromosomes, a total of 46; however, there are instances when the number can be abnormal. Chromosome numbers can change during mitosis or meiosis and are generally the result of Nondisjunction. Nondisjunction is the

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