Lampbrush chromosomes Coloured transmission electron micrograph TEM of lampbrush chromosomes LBCs A chromosome consists of proteins and DNA deoxyribonucleic acid DNA contains sections genes that encode the cells structure and function LBCs are found inside amphibian and bird oocytes immature egg cells They are known as giant polytene chromosomes as they undergo repeated replications of DNA without nuclear divisions creating elongated strands These strands consist of a main axis around which there are many brushlike loops These loops allows the genes to be easily transcribed processed while the oocyte develops into a mature ovum egg LBCs are ideal models for exploring how chromosomes function due to their large size and open structure
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