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Centrosome vs. Chromosome — What's the Difference?

Centrosome vs. Chromosome — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Centrosome and Chromosome

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Centrosome

In cell biology, the centrosome (Latin centrum 'center' + Greek sōma 'body') (also called cytocenter) is an organelle that serves as the main microtubule organizing center (MTOC) of the animal cell, as well as a regulator of cell-cycle progression. The centrosome provides structure for the cell.

Chromosome

A chromosome is a long DNA molecule with part or all of the genetic material of an organism. Most eukaryotic chromosomes include packaging proteins called histones which, aided by chaperone proteins, bind to and condense the DNA molecule to maintain its integrity.

Centrosome

A small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus that contains the centrioles and serves to organize microtubules.

Chromosome

A linear strand of DNA and associated proteins in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells that carries the genes and functions in the transmission of hereditary information.

Centrosome

(cytology) An organelle, near the nucleus in the cytoplasm of most organisms, that controls the organization of its microtubules
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Chromosome

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria and archaea that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Centrosome

A peculiar rounded body lying near the nucleus of a cell. It is regarded as the dynamic element by means of which the machinery of cell division is organized.

Chromosome

A linear arrangement of condensed DNA and associated proteins (such as chaperone proteins) which contains the genetic material (genome) of an organism.
Chromosomes store genetic information.

Centrosome

Small region of cytoplasm adjacent to the nucleus; contains the centrioles and serves to organize the microtubules

Chromosome

One of the minute bodies into which the chromatin of the nucleus is resolved during mitotic cell division; the idant of Weismann.

Chromosome

A threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

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