Illustration of the human nuclear division

Genetics Fun Facts

Do you know how we consider ourselves close relatives of chimpanzees? It is because 98% of our genetic material resembles these animals.

Learn more about genetics, inheritance, and the study related to it in this genetics facts section.

Genetics Fun Facts

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In meiosis, a certain type of cell division occurs where four gametes and the number of chromosomes are reduced to half.
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Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian friar, born in 1822, is regarded as the Father of Genetics. He worked on pea plants and discovered the laws of inheritance.
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The collection of genes of an individual is known as a genotype. This term is also used to refer to two alleles.
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There are 23 pairs of chromosomes present in each human cell. Out of these, 22 pairs are the same in all human beings, while the 23rd pair is different in males and females.
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DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid. It is a molecule where a double helix is formed due to the coiling of polynucleotide chains.
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The study of genes and heredity in organisms is known as genetics. It is the study of the passing of heredity characters from one generation to another.
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Permanent changes to DNA are referred to as mutants. Mutants are errors that lead to the affecting of the phenotype of an organism.
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Centromeres link the sister chromatids in a chromosome. The foundation for the protein complex assembly that is essential for chromosomal segregation is provided by centromeres.
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The genes present in the 23rd pair of chromosomes are the ones related to the diseases such as color blindness and hemophilia.
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According to Mendel’s law of dominance, the dominant form shall be expressed over other forms. He defined the Law of Segregation and Law of Independent Assortment as well.

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