The possible role of histones in the mechanism of chromosomal G banding

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Science  26 Sep 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4208, pp. 1090-1091
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162357


Cytochemical data are presented to show that the histone fractions f1 and f2a are involved in the induction of chromosomal G bands, whereas the f2b and f3 fractions are not involved. Removal of the f1 and f2a fractions probably occurs during fixation and is necessary for the induction of G bands.