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Why aren't chromosomes always visible?

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  1. AnimalLover8
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    Chromosomes aren't always visible, because they usually sit uncoiled, in pairs, as loose strands called chromatin.

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    Under normal circumstances chromosomes are not visible because they are too tiny to be seen by the human eye. Much like bacteria are to tiny to be seen. But when a cell starts to divide the chromosomes will condense because they need to be able to cope with large mechanical forces dragging them into 2 different daughter cells. This causes the chromosomes to become much denser than when the cell is not dividing and they will become visible. You could compare this to sweeping together a lot of bacteria to make a visible glob.

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    Thanks so much!

  4. anonymous
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    don't forget to give out medails if you were helped

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    sure once I earn one I will give it to u @niels5x9 :)

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    The way to give somebody a medail is to click on "best response" and it doesn't cost you anything

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    cool thanks for telling me

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