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.
Kleckner, Nancy; Zickler, Denise; Jones, Gareth H.; Dekker, Job; Padmore, Ruth; Henle, Jim; and Hutchinson, John N., "A mechanical basis for chromosome function" (2004). Program in Gene Function and Expression Publications and Presentations. 139.