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Chromosome

The DNA which carries genetic information in cells is normally packaged in the form of one or more large macromolecules called chromosomes.

A chromosome is, minimally, a very long, continuous piece of DNA, which contains many genes, regulatory elements and other intervening nucleotide sequences.

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