Glossary Genetic TERMS

Chromatin: Is the combitation of DNA, histoine and other proteins that makes up chromosomes. It is found in the nuclear envelope of eukariotic cells.

Chromatids: Is one of the two identical copies of DNA making up a duplicated chromosome, wich are joined at their centromeres.

Chromosome: Is an organized structure of DNA and protein that is found in cells. It is a single piece of coiled DNA containing many genes, regulatory elements and other nucletoide sequence.

Kinetochore: Is the protein structured on chromosomes where the spindle fibres attach during the cell division to pull the chromosomes apart.

Interphase: Is the phase of th cells cycle in which the cell spends the majority of its time and preforms the majority of its purposes, including preparation to cell division.

Cytokinesis: Is the process in which the cytoplasm of a single eukariotic cell is divided to form two daughter cells.


By: Belén Mercader (she loves biology 😀 )

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  1. #1 by pilar on February 14, 2011 - 7:49 pm

    you have a mistake
    Kinetochore: Is the protein structured on chromosomes where the spindle fibres attach during the cell division to pull the CHROMOSOMES apart.
    it’s chromatids, good work belen

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