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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 9 Vocabulary Section 1 1. Asexual reproduction: process in which a single cell or set of cells produces offspring that inherit all their genetic material from one parent 2. Sexual reproduction: process in which genetic material from two parents combines and produces offspring that differ genetically from either parent Section 2 3. Chromatin: combination of DNA and protein molecules, in the form of long, thin fibers, making up the genetic material in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell 4. Chromosome: condensed threads of genetic material formed from chromatin as a cell prepares to divide 5. Sister chromatid: one of a pair of identical chromosomes created before a cell divides 6. Centromere: region where two sister chromatids are joined tightly together 7. Cell cycle: sequence of events from the production of a eukaryotic cell to the time the cell itself reproduces 8. Interphase: stage of the cell cycle during which a cell carries out its metabolic processes and performs its functions in the...
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