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Choose the right one which denotes genetic hierarchy.

A

Chromosomes - nucleotides - genes - individuals - populations

B

Populations - individuals - chromosomes - nucleotides - genes

C

Genes - nucleotides - chromosomes - individuals - populations

D

Nucleotides - genes - chromosomes - individuals - populations

Answer

  • The genetic hierarchy includes means a sequential arrangement of genetic material from simple to complex. 
  • Nucleotides are the combination of nitrogenous bases and phosphate which combines to form DNA which is the genetic component of a gene which is the hereditary unit. 
  • The genes form the functional unit of chromosomes. 
  • The chromosomes are the carrier of the hereditary unit from one generation to another in a particular individual. 
  • Several individuals combine to form the population in a particular geographical area. So, the correct answer is option D.

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