Genomes

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  • Genomes
    • A genome is the complete (haploid) set of genetic material in an organism
      • The human genome is 3.3 Gbp. Diploid is 6.6 Gpb.
        • dsDNA in cellular organisms. Viruses may have ssDNA, ssRNA, dsRNA genomes.
          • DNA + associated proteins= chromatin
    • Eukaryotic cell: Euchromatin-lightly staining, uncondensed, actively being transcribed or replicated.  Heterochromatin- heavily staining, condensed (more tightly packaged by packing proteins), inactive (inert)

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