Definitions for euchromatinyuˈkroʊ mə tɪn

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  1. euchromatin(Noun)

    uncoiled dispersed threads of chromosomal material that occurs during interphase; it stains lightly with basic dyes

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  1. Euchromatin

    Euchromatin is a lightly packed form of chromatin that is rich in gene concentration, and is often under active transcription. Euchromatin comprises the most active portion of the genome within the cell nucleus. 92% of the human genome is euchromatic.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Euchromatin

    Chromosome regions that are loosely packaged and more accessible to RNA polymerases than HETEROCHROMATIN. These regions also stain differentially in CHROMOSOME BANDING preparations.

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