Genome - what is and definition

Genome - what is and definition

Genome - the total genetic material, including coding and noncoding sequences, a cell contains in its chromosomes. Each organism has a unique genome. Scientists define the size of a genome by the number of its base pairs. The human genome contains 3.2 billion base pairs, which make up that comprise about 23,000 genes.

See also CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION; CHROMOSOME; GENE; GENOTYPE; HUMAN GENOME PROJECT; PHENOTYPE.

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