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Unformatted text preview: Euploidy is a variation in the number or complete sets of chromosomes. Aneuploidy is variation in the number of a particular chromosomes within a set. 4. Which changes in chromosome structure cause a change in the total amount of genetic material? Duplications and deletions 5. List the two main mechanisms by which the bacterial DNA become compacted. DNA looping and the DNA double helix being twisted 6. What is the function of a centromere? Centromeres, found in eukaryotes, function to provide an attachment site for kinetochore proteins so that the chromosomes are sorted (segregated) during mitosis and meiosis....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course CH 388 taught by Professor Eslinger during the Fall '08 term at West Point.
- Fall '08