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Chromatin Xmas cards (Box of 15 sets of 12)

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$38.68 USD
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  • 12 A6 xmas cards per set
  • Printed on 350 gsm satin card
  • Xmas cards are printed on front and reverse, left blank in the middle
  • Each set of 12 is packaged in a polybag
  • Great for fundraising or institute presents for each lab

Chromatin is a complex of DNA and proteins found in eukaryotic cells. It is the form in which the genetic material DNA is stored in the nucleus. The primary function of chromatin is to package long DNA molecules into more compact, denser structures, which are then referred to as chromosomes. Chromatin plays an important role in gene expression and cell division, as it helps to regulate which genes are expressed and which are not. It also helps to ensure that the DNA is packed tightly enough to avoid damage during cell division. Chromatin is composed of several components, including histones, which are a type of protein that provides structural support and helps to compact the DNA. This allows for more efficient transcription of the genetic material and more efficient replication of the DNA. Chromatin structure can be altered through a process called epigenetics, which involves the addition of chemical groups to the histones. This alteration of the chromatin structure can influence gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence. Chromatin is essential for maintaining the integrity of the genome and for allowing the efficient expression of genetic information. Without chromatin, the genome would be too large to fit into the nucleus and the genetic material would be vulnerable to damage. Chromatin is thus an essential part of the genetic structure of all living organisms.