chromosome

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Trying To Find Support

a: Chromosome ~
b: unmoored beansprout

What: "A broken chromosome is like an unmoored beansprout circling in search of attachment. If a cell tries to replicate itself with broken chromosomes, the cell will be killed and so it would very much like to find its lost end."

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Writer: Garth Sundem
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Date: Dec 11 2012 2:35 PM


Y Chromsome Like Mitochondrial Dna

a: Chromosome ~
b: mtDNA

What: "The Y chromosome is like mtDNA in that it passes from generation to generation virtually unchanged. But unlike mtDNA, the Y chromosome passes from father to sons." Yes, there is no recombination for either of these. These their changes are due to replication errors and are not due to the recombination that occurs with sexual reproduction.

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Dec 11 2012 2:39 PM


Chromosome As Ladder....that's Twisted..

a: Chromosome ~
b: a rubber ladder

What: "The DNA molecule that makes up a chromosome is like a rubber ladder that is twisted into a coil, called a double helix. The cell contains two copies of each chromosome, one from the mother and one from the father." The rubber ladder analogy applies to DNA not necessarily the chromosome as a whole.

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Writer: Stephen White, DPhil
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 11 2012 2:44 PM


My Big Fat Dna Metaphor

a: Chromosome ~
b: books in a library

What: All the chromosomes in a cell are like a library containing many books, which are the chromosomes. In the case of humans the library consist of 23 books. Each of these books contains many paragraphs which you may compare to the individual genes in the cell. Within each of these paragraphs there are many words which you may compare to the individual DNA bases. Of course the DNA library only has 4 words, but that enough to keep the system working just fine.

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Writer: mattyflynn
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 11 2012 2:55 PM


Molecular Knitting

a: Chromosome ~
b: ball of bound wool

What: "A chromosome is like a ball of very tightly bound wool, with DNA in it."

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Writer: Chris Shaw
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Date: Dec 11 2012 3:00 PM


Lombard Street

a: Chromosome ~
b: a street

What: "A chromosome is like a street where every gene lives at a precise address. When new genes went in like squatters willy-nilly, they could create havoc." If it's like a street, then it's most likely like Lombard street in San Francisco, which is very curvy and twisted.

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Writer: Elizabeth Finkel
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 11 2012 3:02 PM



a: chromosome ~
b: a chapter of a book

What:

"Each chromosome is like a chapter of a book - brought together, they make up an organism's entire genome and tell a full genetic story."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 16 2014 6:01 PM


Molecular Fossils...

a: X chromosome ~
b: fossil

What: "About half of the current X chromosome is like a fossil, having remained the same through the evolution of all mammals, even the relatively primitive marsupials. Genes on the remainder of the X in placental mammals, on the other hand, were more recently acquired from other chromosomes." Common point, they both old and have not changed for a long time. They are both "preserved" as they were in the past.

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Writer: Sharon Guynup
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Date: Dec 11 2012 2:32 PM


Genes In A Pod.........

a: A chromosome ~
b: a pod of string beans

What: "A chromosome is composed of genes. A chromosome is like a pod of string beans. The seeds are like genes. The pod has a divider that is sometimes located at the middle, sometimes near one end. That is why a chromosome has a short arm and a long arm."

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Writer: Conrado D. Fontanill
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Date: May 13 2013 11:28 AM



a: Y chromosome ~
b: genetic signature of a male line

What:

" Passed down through the ages from fathers to sons, the Y chromosome is like the genetic signature of a male line."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 28 2015 7:52 PM



a: Y chromosome ~
b: last name of the family

What:

"Here's how it works: Fitzpatrick looked at the Y chromosome on the suspect's DNA profile, which gives clues to the male side of the family, including their last name. "Studying the Y chromosome is like studying the last name of the family and that's really interesting to genealogists."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 28 2015 7:54 PM



a: X chromosome ~
b: the autosomes

What:

"The X chromosome is like the autosomes insofar as females have two copies and recombination can take place between them"


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Writer: Jocelyn E. Krebs, ‎Benjamin Lewin, ‎Elliott S. Goldstein
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Date: Oct 27 2016 6:11 PM


Sex Chromosome

a: Sex Chromosome ~
b: Quarter

What:

The chromosome either decides to be male or female as a quarter does. Heads or tails but not both.


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Writer:
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 8 2014 5:30 PM



a: chromosome Nondisjunction ~
b: velcro stickyness

What:


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Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 24 2015 10:24 PM



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