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Label the Lettered Parts of the Given Figure and Answer the Following Questions: - Biology

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Label the lettered parts of the given figure and answer the following questions:
(i) What does this diagram represent?
(ii) What is the importance of'd'?
(iii) What are the 'staining' properties of 'b' and 'c'?
(iv) Who gave the term used for this structure today?
(v) What is a?
(vi) Is 'e' present in all chromosomes?

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(i) This diagram represents the structure of chromosome.
(ii) 'd' is centromere which gets attached to the spindle fibres.
(iii) 'b' is heterochromatin which is darkly stained region when stained with acetocarmine and 'c' is euchromatin which when stained with acetocarmine or felugen gets lightly stained.
(iv) Waldeyer
(v) Matrix
(vi) No, secondary constriction or 'e' is not present in all chromosomes.

Concept: Chromosomes - The Carriers of Heredity
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Biology
Chapter 2 Structure of Chromosomes
Exercise | Q 2 | Page 21
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