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Need help understanding chromosomes

Post by mschristine » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:17 am

Okay, I'll say what I know or what I think I know. Do tell me if I say something wrong. So chromosomes are condensed pieces of DNA, right? And chromosomes have a number of genes. And chromosomes from mom and dad have the same genes, but have different alleles. Do chromosomes control a number of traits; I mean they do have several genes, right? So the hair color gene and the eye color gene (just as a simplified example)could be on one chromosome?

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:27 pm

Yes they could(although there is no one gene that control eye color or hair color,there are multiple). But you seem to have things figured out.
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