Spheroid Chromatin Units (ν Bodies)

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Science  25 Jan 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4122, pp. 330-332
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4122.330


Linear arrays of spherical chromatin particles (ν bodies) about 70 angstroms in diameter have been observed in preparations of isolated eukaryotic nuclei swollen in water, centrifuged onto carbon films, and positively or negatively stained. These bodies have been found in isolated rat thymus, rat liver, and chicken erythrocyte nuclei. Favorable views also reveal connecting strands about 15 angstroms wide between adjacent particles.

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