Chromosomes

Chromatin and chromosomes?

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July 20, 2014 11:45AM

Chromatin is intertwinted mass of fine thread-like structure made of DNA and protein. During cell division (mitosis and meiosis), chromatin condenses to form thicker rod-like structures called chromosomes. Each chromosome consists of two similar halves called chromatids. Formation of chromosomes having two similar halves or chromatids is meant for equitable distribution of chromatin which is hereditary material.