Compression Makes 'em Functional......

a: Chromatin ~
b: role of toilet paper

What: Everyone has seen a role of toilet paper. It's a very thin and long piece of paper wrapped tightly around a cardboard roll. It's made this way so that the role fits into your bathroom. Unwound, a roll of toilet paper may be around 100ft long, as anyone who has thrown can attest. Eukaryotic DNA is compressed around histones so that it can fit into the nucleus, like toilet paper is compressed around a cardboard center so that fits in your bathroom.

Writer: mattyflynn
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 12 2012 7:18 PM

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