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threadlike structure within the nucleus containing the genetic information that is passed from one generation of cells to the next
cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
ribonucleic acid, a natural polymer that is present in all living cells and that plays a role in the production of protien
(genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
A three-nucleotide sequence of DNA or mRNA that specifies a particular amino acid or termination signal; the basic unit of the genetic code.
a class of nutrients that builds body tissues and supplies energy. protein is made of amino acids.
The inherited characteristic often masked by the dominant characteristic and not seen in an organism.
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