General Characteristics of Gene

General characteristics of Gene:

  • Gene is present within the chromosome and it is an unseparable part of a chromosome.
  • Gene consists of Nucleic acid
  • A gene contains 1500 nucleotides approximately
  • The chemical structure of one gene does not influence on the chemical structure of other chromosomes
  • Number of genes in a chromosome is uncountable.
  • The genes of a particular chromosome are arranged by a particular method The particular place where the genes arc situated is known as locus
  • The volume of a gent may be about 1.20µ.
  • A gene is capable of self-reproducing, without any change of characteristics. By this way, replication is performed during minus’s cell division
  • The new generation inherits the characteristics from their parents due to the transfer of genes.