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Name: Cell Division
ID: m44459
Language: English (en)
Summary: By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Describe the structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes
  • Distinguish between chromosomes, genes, and traits
  • Describe the mechanisms of chromosome compaction
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: cell cycle, cell division, cell reproduction, centromere, chromatid, chromosome, chromosome compaction, diploid, DNA, double helix, eukaryotic genome, gamete, gene, genome, genomic DNA, haploid, histone, histone protein, homologous chromosome, locus, nucleosome, prokaryotic genome, sister chromatid, somatic cell, trait
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Cnx Biology (

Latest version: 1.8 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 11:04 am -0500
Last revision to module: Feb 24, 2014 4:03 pm -0600


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