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The diameter of chromatin fibres depends on linker length

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We have studied the diameter of chromatin fibres embedded in epoxy resins for three different materials: mouse thymus, chicken erythrocytes and sea cucumber spermatozoa. We confirm that the diameter of chromatin fibres increases with linker length, both values being influenced by the protein composition of chromatin.

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Alegre, C., Subirana, J.A. The diameter of chromatin fibres depends on linker length. Chromosoma 98, 77–80 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00293338

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  • Epoxy
  • Developmental Biology
  • Protein Composition
  • Linker Length
  • Chromatin Fibre