What do we call the 2 parts of a chromosome?

What are the parts of a chromosome called?

A chromosome has generally 8 parts; Centromere or primary constriction or kinetochore, chromatids, chromatin, secondary constriction, telomere, chromomere, chromonema, and matrix.

What are the main parts of a chromosome?

6 Main Parts of a Chromosome

  • Part # 1. Pellicle and Matrix:
  • Part # 2. Chromatids, Chromonema and Chromomeres:
  • Part # 3. Centromeres (= Primary constriction):
  • Part # 4. Secondary Constriction:
  • Part # 5. Satellite:
  • Part # 6. Telomere:

What do you call the upper part of chromosomes?

The tip of each chromosome is the telomere.

What is a pair of chromosomes?

Chromosome pairing refers to the lengthwise alignment of homologous chromosomes at the prophase stage of meiosis. Most sexually reproducing organisms have two sets of chromosomes, one set inherited from each parent.

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