The upcoming discussion will update you about the similarities and dissimilarities between chromosomes and genes.
1. Each diploid cell has two sets of a chromosome.
2. A gamete contains half the number of chromosomes than somatic cell.
3. Each member of homologous pair of chromosome assorts independently during meiosis (anaphase I).
4. Chromosomes show segregation.
5. Chromosomes duplicate during meiosis.
6. Chromosomes mutate.
1. Each diploid cell has two copies of a gene.
2. A gamete also contains half the number of genes than somatic cell.
3. Two or more genes assort independently.
4. Genes also segregate during meiosis.
5. Genes also duplicate during meiosis.
6. Genes also mutate.
1. Chromosomes are visible under microscope.
2. Chromosomes are composed of DNA, histones and RNA.
1. Genes are not visible under microscope.
2. Genes are composed of either DNA or RNA.