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Chapter 5 Class 9 - The Fundamental Unit of Life

Chromosomes contain the genes of the cell , and hence the DNA/genetic information required for the cell's survival , functioning as well as reproduction .

  • Since chromosomes contain genes, they control the synthesis of structural proteins and help in cell division and growth .
  • They are also responsible for reproduction in cells as they copy themselves during the process of mitosis (cell division).

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