Figure 4-23. Nucleosomes as seen in the electron microscope.

Figure 4-23Nucleosomes as seen in the electron microscope

(A) Chromatin isolated directly from an interphase nucleus appears in the electron microscope as a thread 30 nm thick. (B) This electron micrograph shows a length of chromatin that has been experimentally unpacked, or decondensed, after isolation to show the nucleosomes. (A, courtesy of Barbara Hamkalo; B, courtesy of Victoria Foe.)

From: Chromosomal DNA and Its Packaging in the Chromatin Fiber

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