Chromosomal Bands and Sequence Features
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Holmquist, G. P. 2005. Chromosomal Bands and Sequence Features. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
The linear order of DNA is preserved during chromosome condensation. Metaphase chromosome bands are clusters of contiguous replicons of 2–10 Mb that initiate and terminate DNA synthesis in synchrony during a small fraction of S phase.
- DNA replication;
- base composition;
- CpG islands