Diversity of prokaryotic chromosomal proteins and the origin of the nucleosome

@article{Sandman1998DiversityOP,
  title={Diversity of prokaryotic chromosomal proteins and the origin of the nucleosome},
  author={K. Sandman and S. Pereira and J. Reeve},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS},
  year={1998},
  volume={54},
  pages={1350-1364}
}
Abstract. All cells employ architectural proteins to confine and organize their chromosomes, and to prevent the otherwise thermodynamically favored collapse of concentrated DNA into compact structures. To accomplish this, prokaryotes have evolved a variety of phylogenetically unrelated, small, basic, sequence-independent DNA-binding proteins that include histones in Euryarchaeota, and members of the HU family in many Bacteria. In contrast, virtually all Eukarya employ histones, and recently a… Expand
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