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  • Approximately three to four percent of babies born every year are born with some kind of genetic

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    their genome. Chromosomes contain these genes and DNA. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes or a total of 46 chromosomes. One pair of these chromosomes determines the sex of a person while the other 22 are autosomal, meaning that they determine the rest of

  • Genetic Disorders : A Genetic Disorder

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    absence of a missing piece on the short arm of chromosome 5. This genetic disorder is also called 5p- Syndrome, 5p Minus Syndrome or 5p Deletion Syndrome. The reason for “5” is because of the fifth chromosome and the “p” refers to “p” arm or short arm of the chromosome, which is above the centromere. The “-” or the “minus” signifies the deletion that occurs on the chromosomes. Since, Cri-du-chat is caused by a deletion in length on the short arm of chromosome 5, there are many genes that are absence as

  • Stages Of The Cell Cycle Essay

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    Mitosis is the first stage of the cell cycle. This is where chromosomes located in the nucleus, are divided evenly between two cells. Once the process of cell division is complete, the end result of mitosis is two identical daughter cells, with identical genetic material. Before mitosis occurs, the dividing cell experiences a period of growth, known as interphase. Interphase is the holding stages between two successive cell division; 90% of the time is in interphase and is the stage where cell division

  • Facts on Down Syndrome Essays

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    The presence of an extra chromosome is prevalent in plants but rare in animals. Diploid human cells contain 46 chromosomes, 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes namely XX in females and XY in males. At mitotic metaphase, each of the chromosomes can be recognized by its size, shape and banding pattern. However, there could be non-disjunction of chromosomes during the process of meiosis, and as a result, one of the cells may receive an extra copy of the chromosome resulting in a condition called trisomy

  • Down Syndrome Essay

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    Down Syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to chromosome 21. It affects 1 in 800 to 1 in 1000 born infants. People who have Down Syndrome have learning difficulties, mental retardation, a different facial appearance, and poor muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy. Individuals with Down Syndrome also have an increased risk for having heart defects, digestive problems such as “gastroesophageal reflux or celiac disease”, and hearing loss. Some people who have Down Syndrome have “low activity of

  • Similarities And Differences Between Haploid And Haploid Cells Essay

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    together to create chromosomes, essentially chromosomes are compacted chromatins as they both carry genetic information in the appearance of genes. Contrast: Chromosomes are a condensed chromatin fibers that are higher up in the order of DNA. Chromatins are composed of nucleosomes and are lower in the order of DNA. Chromosomes are compact, thick and coiled while chromatin is comprised of thin and long fibers that are uncoiled in their structure unlike chromosomes. Chromosomes are paired together

  • Is Genetics A Field Of Science?

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    undergo a process called meiosis. Humans have a total of 46 chromosomes per cell – 2 sex chromosomes and 44 autosomal chromosomes, which means we have 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes plus one pair of sex chromosomes for a total of 23 chromosome pairs. Chromosomes are homologous (identical) to one another and one set is referred to as “n” = 23, therefore, humans are 2n = 46. Chromosomes are shaped in a string- like form and each chromosome is characterized by the placement of the centromere, whether

  • Describing Cell Division Essay

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    undergo mitosis, copying the genetic information in the nucleus . A single chromosome copy is given to each of the daughter cells.Once DNA replication is completed there is a concise G2 phase dedicated to last-minute protein synthesis and completion of centriole replication. The cell will then enter the M phase (prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase) and the beginning of mitosis.During prophase the DNA changes to form chromosomes while for mitotic spindle made of proteins called micro-tubules begins

  • The Four Stages Of The Cell Cycle

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    First is prophase, in which chromosomes are condensed, homologous chromosomes are paired together, and the spindle apparatus made of microtubules forms. Second is metaphase, in which the paired chromosomes are lined up across the center of the cell on the metaphase plate. Third is anaphase, in which the homologous chromosomes are pulled to separate poles in the dividing cell by the attached spindle apparatus. Fourth one is the telophase, in which the daughter cell chromosomes are collected together at

  • Summary of Inheritance: Sex-Linked Traits and Meiosis

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    varied gametes (eggs or sperm cells) out of a diploid cell." (Hartwell, 2006, p.1) The diploid cell contains a full set of chromosome pairs with each pair being inclusive of one chromosome from each parent. While the chromosome pairs are not identical in nature, they are homologous or equivalent chromosomes since they contain different gene alleles. I. The Process The chromosomes are replicated and each is reported to comprise "two identical chromatids" which are stated to be joined by a centromere