Euchromatin

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Euchromatin as opposed to heterochromatin is the is the lightly stained form of chromatin that is highly concentrated in genes and undergoing active transcription. It is found in all cells i.e. Eukaryotic as well as Prokaryotic cells[1]. Euchromatin is the uncondensed form of chromosomes, as opposed to heterochromatin, which is the highly compact, condensed form[2].

References

  1. difference between net (2012) Difference between Euchromatin and Heterochromatin, [online] Available at: http://www.differencebetween.net/science/biology-science/differences-between-euchromatin-and-heterochromatin/ [Accessed 20th October 2015].
  2. Armstrong L, Epigenetics. 1st Edition, New York: Garland Science. 2014
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