- any of the repeating subunits of chromatin occurring at intervals along a strand of DNA, consisting of DNA coiled around histone.
Origin of nucleosome
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- a repeating structural unit of chromatin that contains DNA and histones
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- Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones.
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- Any of the repeating subunits of chromatin in eukaryotic cells, consisting of a DNA chain coiled around a core of histones. See Note at histone.
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