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The DNA Molecule and Its Role in the Cell

  • K. H. Chadwick
  • H. P. Leenhouts
Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 5)

Abstract

All living organisms are made up of cells, some organisms are single cells, others are formed from millions of cells. Two types of cells are commonly identified by the group names prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The eukaryotes are probably a more complicated form of cell life, which has evolved from the prokaryotes. The eukaryotes are distinguished from the prokaryotes, because they have evolved a nuclear envelope, which separates the nucleus from the rest of the cell, a nucleolus in the nucleus and a spindle which assists in the organization of the chromosomes through cell division.

Keywords

Strand Break Double Strand Break Double Helix Single Strand Break Nucleotide Pair 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. H. Chadwick
    • 1
  • H. P. Leenhouts
    • 1
  1. 1.Association Euratom-ItalWageningenThe Netherlands

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