Figure 4-54. An electron micrograph of a mitotic chromosome.

Figure 4-54An electron micrograph of a mitotic chromosome

This chromosome (from an insect) was treated to reveal loops of chromatin fibers that emanate from a central scaffold of the chromatid. Such micrographs support the idea that the chromatin in all chromosomes is folded into a series of looped domains (see Figure 4-55). (Courtesy of Uli Laemmli.)

From: The Global Structure of Chromosomes

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