Created on Jan. 30, 2013, 7:15 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 4:41 p.m.

A chromosome is a higher molecular structure of DNA and proteins. It is highly packaged form of a single piece of coiled DNA containing many genes and regulatory sequences that are compacted by proteins as well as RNA.

The structure of the chromosomal regions determines when and which genes are expressed.

Chromosome deterioration occurs due to Telomere shortening.


Tags: DNA, structure, biology, genome
Categories: News
Children: Copy Number Variation, Transposable Element

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Dietary Restriction -protects-> Chromosome

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