What are sister and non sister chromatids?

Sister chromatid exchange (SCE) is the exchange of genetic information between two sister chromatids. Non-sister chromatids, on the other hand, refers to either of the two chromatids of paired homologous chromosomes, that is, the pairing of a paternal chromosome and a maternal chromosome.
A.

What are sister chromatids and when do they separate?

The term sister chromatid only applies when the identical copies are closely associated with one another and held together by a centromere. When they move apart during anaphase of mitosis or anaphase II of meiosis, the genetic material goes from being sister chromatids to individual chromosomes.
  • How are sister chromatids and homologous chromosomes different from each?

    Sister chromatids are identical copies of each other produced during DNA replication. Sister chromatids are only associated with each other during mitosis. B. Homologous chromosomes contain the same gene loci but may have different alleles of a particular gene.
  • What process occurs during meiosis and not mitosis?

    The daughter cells produced by mitosis are identical, whereas the daughter cells produced by meiosis are different because crossing over has occurred. The events that occur in meiosis but not mitosis include homologous chromosomes pairing up, crossing over, and lining up along the metaphase plate in tetrads.
  • What are the two parts of meiosis that are similar to mitosis?

    Mitosis and meiosis are similar processes in that they both result in the separation of existing cells into new ones. Telophase I of meiosis is similar to Telophase of mitosis, except that only one set of (replicated) chromosomes is in each "cell".
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Do sister chromatids have the same DNA sequence?

In contrast, two homologous chromosomes usually do not have identical alleles at all loci. They are inherited from different parents and therefore are not derived from the same DNA molecule. The two chromatids of each sister chromatid pair are segregated into separate cells in both mitosis and meiosis.
  • Why does a chromosome have two sister chromatids?

    The two identical chromosomes that result from DNA replication are referred to as sister chromatids. Sister chromatids are held together by proteins at a region of the chromosome called the centromere. Chromosomes undergo additional compaction at the beginning of mitosis.
  • What are the two halves of the chromosome called?

    In the diagram, (1) refers to a chromatid: one-half of two identical threadlike strands of a replicated chromosome. During cell division, the identical copies (called a "sister chromatid pair") are joined at the region called the centromere (2).
  • What is a sister chromatid and what holds them together?

    One of the two daughter strands of a duplicated chromosome that is joined by a single centromere. A protein complex involved in condensation of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis. Cohesin. A protein complex that holds sister chromatids together during cell division.
C.

What is the structure of sister chromatids?

The two identical chromosomes that result from DNA replication are referred to as sister chromatids. Sister chromatids are held together by proteins at a region of the chromosome called the centromere.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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