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chromatid (krōˈmətəd): see chromosome; crossing over.
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one of the components of a chromosome, formed in the nucleus during the interphase of the cell nucleus as a result of the chromosome’s duplication. In mitosis, each chromosome consists of two chromatids; after separating into the daughter nuclei, each chromatid becomes an independent chromosome. In meiosis, homologous chromosomes come together in pairs to make up a four-chromatid structure, or tetrad.

According to the single-chain chromosome model, each chromatid contains in cross section a single tightly coiled and condensed double-strand molecule of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). In the multichain chromosome model, it is assumed that each chromatid contains in cross section several DNA molecules, in which case various types of chromatids are distinguished, such as semichromatids and quarter-chromatids. Most experiments have confirmed the single-chain model.


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(cell and molecular biology)
One of the pair of strands formed by longitudinal splitting of a chromosome which are joined by a single centromere in somatic cells during mitosis.
One of a tetrad of strands formed by longitudinal splitting of paired chromosomes during diplotene of meiosis.
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Sibling chromatid exchange is used as a sensitive indicator of chromosomal exposure because increased frequency of SCE also occurs with exposure to genotoxic factors at low levels.
Sevoflurane anaesthesia does not induce the formation of sister chromatid exchanges in peripheral blood lymphocytes of children.
Dicentric chromosomes (DC), acentric fragments (AF), and chromatid breaks (ChB) were the indices used to evaluate the chromosomal aberrations during the present study.
Ionising radiation induced chromosome type of aberrations in G1, chromatid type of aberrations in G2 and most of the S phase.
Sister chromatid gene conversion is a prominent double-strand break repair pathway in mammalian cells.
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