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Six centromeres are observed in a prophase cell from an organism.

a) At prophase, how many pairs of chromosomes does this organism contain?

b) At prophase and anaphase, indicate the number of copies of chromosomes attached to each centromere.

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The two questions posed deal with concepts in cell division. The solution provides the answer along with a reference for further reading.

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a) A centromere is a region of DNA typically found near the middle of a chromosome where two identical sister chromatids will come in contact. During prophase the DNA material in a cell will condense into a ...

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