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Chromosomes

A threadlike structure of nucleic acids and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, carrying genetic information in the form of genes.

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Genes

Units of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.

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Alleles

One of two or more alternative forms of a gene that arise by mutation and are found at the same place on a chromosome.

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DNA

Aka Deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.