Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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Patrick Higgins, N. 2007. Chromosome Structure. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
Genes are organized into discrete cellular structures called chromosomes that coordinate deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication and distribution of replicated genetic copies between two daughter cells. As vehicles of genetic transmission, chromosomes play a central role in Darwinian evolution.
- DNA replication;