pro vs eu chromosomes

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pro vs eu chromosomes

Post by spacecowboi » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:13 am

Anyone know the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic chromosomes?

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Post by JackBean » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:11 am

prokaryotis are usually circular and smaller, while eukaryotic are (probably always) linear, bigger and multiple
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Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Re: pro vs eu chromosomes

Post by awkko808 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:31 am

As Jackbean said, most eukaryotic chromosomes consist of multiple sets of linear DNA molecules. I believe eukaryotic chromosomes also have histones, which are absent in (most) non-archaean prokaryotes. Of course, eukaryotic chromosomes are housed in the nucleus and interact with the nuclear lamina.

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