Definitions for "Chromosomes"
Separate strands of genes, contained in the nucleus of a cell. Normally, chromosomes appear in corresponding pairs. A genome is made up of a complete set of paired chromosomes.
Discrete units of the genome carrying many genes. Each chromosome consists of proteins and long strands of DNA.
The very large and complex molecules of DNA that occur in the nucleus of every cell and that carry the genetic information needed to make every protein in the body.
condensed form of chromatin visible during cellular division
A male bird has two Z(sex)chromosomes and a female one Z and one W. These can be seen under a microscope and are used in chromosome analysis to determine the sex of the bird. (See KARYOTYPING)