Knäuel (here)

English translation: ball

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German term or phrase:Knäuel (here)
English translation:ball
Entered by: Trudy Peters

03:56 Oct 24, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / chromosomes
German term or phrase: Knäuel (here)
Für die Verteilung der Chromosomen auf die Tochterzellen gibt es den Mechanismus der Kernteilung (Mitose, Meiose). Während der einzelnen Phasen der Kernteilung durchlaufen die Chromosomen gesetzmäßige Veränderungen ihrer Gestalt. Trotzdem behalten sie über alle Generationen hin ihre Individualität, das heißt, jedes Chromosom trägt immer die gleichen Gene, wenn auch andere Allele. Während der Zeit der Teilungsruhe (Interphase) sind die Chromosomen stark aufgelockert. Im Kern ist dann nur ein **Knäuel** von Fäden zu erkennen (Arbeitskern).
Trudy Peters
United States
Local time: 01:37
ball
Explanation:
The nuclear material forms long, slender threads that are stained. At this stage, the separate chromosomes cannnot be identified. They form a loose ball of tangled and twisted threads
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ball


Explanation:
The nuclear material forms long, slender threads that are stained. At this stage, the separate chromosomes cannnot be identified. They form a loose ball of tangled and twisted threads


    Reference: http://www.wrsd.net/highschool/virtuallibrary/bio/labs/labob...
wrtransco
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Well, this was easy to grade :-) Thanks to everyone.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fantutti (X): Yes, loose ball is fine, imo. www.pinkmonkey.com/studyguides/ subjects/biology-edited/chap6/b0606201.asp Excellent site!
38 mins

agree  Melanie Nassar: or tangle / tangled ball
3 hrs

agree  Wolf Brosius (X)
7 hrs

agree  John Speese: I agree, and as Mag said, the chromosomes in this ball of threads state can be stained, hence the word chromosomes, meaning colored bodies, since early biologists detected them with stains before they even knew what they were for.
9 hrs

agree  sonja29 (X)
10 hrs

agree  Krisztina Vasarhelyi
23 hrs
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