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Cellular organization of genetic material, cell division, phases of the cell cycle, binary fission

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Department
Life Science
Course
LIFE 102
Professor
Louis Bjostad
Semester
Spring

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21 MarchCellular Organization of the Genetic MaterialAll the DNA in a cell constitutes the cells genomeProkaryotic cells have a single DNA molecule while eukaryotic cells have a number of DNA moleculesEvery eukaryotic species has a characteristic number of chromosomes in each cell nucleusSomatic cells nonreproductive cells have two sets of chromosomesGametes reproductive cells sperm and eggs have half as many chromosomes as somatic cells one set of chromosomesEukaryotic chromosomes consist of chromatin a complex of DNA and protein that condenses during cell divisionDistribution of Chromosomes During Eukaryotic Cell DivisionIn preparation for cell division DNA is replicated and the chromosomes conde
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