WHAT IS A CHROMOSOME

Cornelius Krasel krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de
Fri Feb 4 18:26:18 EST 1994


Staffan Bergh (staffan at biochem.kth.se) wrote:
: In article <CKoDyn.Ant at ucdavis.edu> szdbates at chip.ucdavis.edu () writes:

: >Single piece of DNA (double stranded) = chromatid
: >Pair of chromatids = Chromosome.

: Does this mean that bacteria (prokaryotes) doesn't have chromosomes?

Escherichia coli (and probably all prokaryotes) has one big circular DNA
molecule which is sometimes called its chromosome.

--Cornelius.

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