Keeping chromosomes from cuddling up
... when necessary.
The machines, proteins called condensin
II, separate chromosomes by twisting them into sup...re can no longer touch.
Scientists had known of condensin
II but did not know how it functioned inside cells...ead, context matters."
The team also found that condensin
II plays a key role in making sure that fruit fly ...
...ly ordered structure called a chromosome in which the chromatin becomes visible. This process, called chromatin condensation, is mediated by the condensin
complex. Since the genetic material has... prophase ( ) n. The first stage of mitosis, during which the chromosomes condense and become visib...