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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Tightly coiled chromosomal material that stains deeply during interphase and is believed to be genetically inactive.

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  • n. Heterochromatic tightly coiled chromosome material; believed to be genetically inactive


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  • "In recent years it has become apparent that heterochromatin is critical for many essential functions."

    Comparing Teleological Predictions with their Non-teleological Counterparts

  • "These modifications cause parts of chromosomes to condense into so-called heterochromatin, burying the regulatory regions of p53 target genes deep within," says graduate student and co-first author Fanny E. Estermann.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • In general, C-bands and G-bands are complexed with proteins and RNAs to give a more compact organization called heterochromatin, whereas R-bands have a more open conformation referred to as euchromatin.

    Evolution News & Views

  • In contrast, a major part of the, non-active 'more compacted DNA regions, termed heterochromatin, are located in the nuclear periphery.

    GEN News Highlights

  • The study concentrates on understanding material called heterochromatin that assembles on centromeric sequences.


  • In other words, the so-called "heterochromatin" with which the cytologist deals in studying mitotic chromosomes is a quite different thing from, although in the neighborhood of, the heterochromatin proper having the above described complex of properties.

    Hermann J. Muller - Nobel Lecture

  • ~ Exploring the Dark Matter of the Genome -- "Not so long ago, the difficult-to-sequence, highly repetitive, gene-poor DNA found in regions of chromosomes known as heterochromatin was called "junk."

    Speedlinking 6/15/07

  • In non-dividing cells, DNA is associated with proteins to form the so-called chromatin, with more condensed "heterochromatin" at the periphery and less condensed "euchromatin" in the interior.


  • Certain regions are kind of stuffed away into something called heterochromatin, "

    Signs of the Times

  • "Most researchers thought heterochromatin had little or no function, because it appeared to lack the protein-coding genes that occur so richly in the chromosomes 'more accessible and better-studied euchromatin," says Karpen, a senior scientist in Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division and an adjunct professor of cell and molecular biology at the University of California at Berkeley.

    Comparing Teleological Predictions with their Non-teleological Counterparts


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