Program in Gene Function and Expression
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Chromatin; Chromosomes; DNA, Plant; Humans; Meiosis; Mitosis; Models, Biological; Nucleic Acid Conformation; Stress, Mechanical; Time Factors
Genetics and Genomics
We propose that chromosome function is governed by internal mechanical forces generated by programmed tendencies for expansion of the DNA/chromatin fiber against constraining features.