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The bacterial chromosome is a circular molecule of DNA that functions as a self-replicating genetic element (replicon).
A plasmid is a small, circular, double-stranded DNA molecule that is distinct from a cell’s chromosomal DNA. Plasmids naturally exist in bacterial cells, and they also occur in some eukaryotes. Often, the genes carried in plasmids provide bacteria with genetic advantages, such as antibiotic resistance.
In many bacteria the DNA is present as a single circular chromosome, although some bacteria may contain two chromosomes, and in some cases the DNA is linear rather than circular. A variable number of smaller, usually circular (though sometimes linear) DNA molecules, called plasmids, can carry auxiliary information.
A particular region on chromosome 15 plays a major role in eye color. Within this region, there are two genes located very close together: OCA2 and HERC2.
Chromosome tests can show whether a newborn is a boy or a girl in the rare cases where it isn’t clear. Certain kinds of cancer can cause chromosome changes. Karyotype testing can help get you the right treatment.
Karyotypes are prepared using standardized staining procedures that reveal characteristic structural features for each chromosome. Clinical cytogeneticists analyze human karyotypes to detect gross genetic changes—anomalies involving several megabases or more of DNA.
E. coli has a single chromosome with about 4,600 kb, about 4,300 potential coding sequences, and only about 1,800 known E. coli proteins. 70% of the chromosome is composed of single genes (monocistronic), and 6% is polycistronic.
While most prokaryotes, like E. coli, contain a single circular DNA molecule that makes up their entire genome, recent studies have indicated that some prokaryotes contain as many as four linear or circular chromosomes. For example, Vibrio cholerae, the bacteria that causes cholera, contains two circular chromosomes.
Prokaryotes have one chromosome consisting of circular DNA molecule containing all the genes needed for the basic life processes of the cell (usually found in the nucleoid region). The DNA in bacteria is not associated with proteins, so is sometimes described as naked. You just studied 25 terms!
Chromosomes are thread-like structures located inside the nucleus of animal and plant cells. Each chromosome is made of protein and a single molecule of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).Aug 15, 2020