Super-resolution microscopy provide direct proof of helical coiling of condensed chromosomes
March 14, 2023 | Biology
Large chromosomes of barley (Hordeum vulgare) were utilized as a model in examining the higher-order structure of mitotic chromosomes. The model suggested a general mechanism for the formation of condensed mitotic chromosomes. This would be applicable to all eukaryotes across a broad spectrum of genome sizes.
Following this study, chromonema coiling will be confirmed in a huge number of plant and animal species having large chromosomes. Dr. Amanda Camara expressed that in understanding chromatin dynamics during the course of the cell cycle, the identification of the principle of chromosome condensation is the stepping stone.