Introduction to Chromosomes and DNA Packaging

What you’ll learn to do: Understand chromosome structure and organization in eukaryotic cells

When a cell divides, it is essential that the new cell (also known as the daughter cell) contains the same genetic information as the old cell (also known as the parent cell). This genetic information is our DNA, which is packaged into chromosomes. Each chromosome contains information about specific traits of an organism. These chromosomes can be sorted into two categories: autosomes and sex chromosomes. In this section will discuss these two types of chromosomes and the differences between the two as well as how cells package DNA. Watch the video below for an overview of chromosomes.


Did you have an idea for improving this content? We’d love your input.

Improve this pageLearn More