What are chromosomes?

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Feb 27, 2016

Answer:

A chromosome is the structure where DNA is coiled around histones.

Explanation:

A chromosome is the structure where DNA is coiled around histones. In eukaryotic cells, chromosomes are found in the cell nucleus. In prokaryotic cells, chromosomes are found in the cytoplasm.

The image below is a chromosome of a eukaryote.
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/basics/chromosome

Chromosomes are the hereditary material in human beings on which genes are located which are transferred from parents to children.

Sex chromosomes determine whether you are male or female. There are two sex chromosomes: X and Y.

Chromatins and chromosomes differ. Chromatins are a mass of DNA and proteins that, when condensed, form chromosomes.