Heterochromatin, Position Effect, and Genetic Silencing

Abstract

Genomes of higher eukaryotes consist of two types of chromatin: euchromatin and heterochromatin. Heterochromatin is densely packed material typically localized in telomeric and pericentric chromosome regions. Euchromatin transferred by chromosome rearrangements in the vicinity of heterochromatin is inactivated and acquires morphological properties of… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1022419506918

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