Epigenetics of heterochromatin


The term “heterochromatin” was coined by Heitz (1928) to describe certain regions along the longitudinal axis of mitotic chromosomes in a variety of moss species, which displayed differential staining (heteropycnosis) after aceto-carmine application and boiling following his specially devised squashing method. The heterochromatic regions of specific… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02702603