Heterochromatin and Euchromatin
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Eissenberg, J. C. and Elgin, S. C. R. 2005. Heterochromatin and Euchromatin. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Eukaryotes are characterized by the extensive packaging of their genomes, initially in a nucleosomal array, and further into higher order domains. Differential packaging is used as a mechanism of gene regulation, with stable silencing of large domains achieved by packaging the DNA into a heterochromatic structure.
- DNA methylation;
- histone acetylation;