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Chromosome as a machine, conceptual image. Computer artwork of a human chromosome made out of machine parts. Chromosomes are composed of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) strands that contain sections, called genes, which encode the body's genetic information. Each chromosome consists of two chromatids joined at their centres by the centromere, which is involved in cell division.
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