Chromosome Cell

A chromosome is a thread-like structure found in the nucleus of cells that carries genetic information in the form of DNA.

Each chromosome is made up of a single, long molecule of DNA, which is coiled and condensed into a compact structure.

The DNA in a chromosome contains the instructions for all of the traits and characteristics that an individual will possess, including physical traits such as eye color and height, as well as more complex traits such as susceptibility to certain diseases.

There are a total of 46 chromosomes in human cells, arranged in 23 pairs.

One member of each pair is inherited from the individual’s mother, while the other is inherited from the father.