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Eukaryotic Chromosomes

  1. Wendy A Bickmore

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001153

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How to Cite

Bickmore, W. A. 2001. Eukaryotic Chromosomes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Chromosomes are the nucleoprotein structures that carry the genetic information. In eukaryotes they are located in the cell nucleus.

Keywords:

  • chromatin;
  • cell division;
  • centromeres;
  • telomeres;
  • DNA replication