Chromatids areA) dense patches within the nucleus. B) bacterial chromosomes. C) joined strands of duplicated genetic material. D) prokaryotic nuclei.

1 Answer | Add Yours

trophyhunter1's profile pic

trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted on

The answer is C. When a cell is undergoing mitosis or meiosis, after interphase, the single --stranded chromsomes have been duplicated forming pairs of chromatids. They are held together by a centromere. By duplicating the chromosome material, this will insure that the proper amount of chromosomes will end up in the daughter cells after mitosis, or in the gametes, after meiosis.

We’ve answered 317,664 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question