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Chromatin is the complex combination of DNA and proteins that makes up chromosomes. It is found inside the nuclei of eukaryotic cells.

Chromatin is divided into heterochromatin (condensed) and euchromatin (extended) forms.[1][2] Hetrochromatin is composed mostly of satellite DNA tandem repeats. The active components of chromatin are DNA and histone proteins, although other proteins also occur. The functions of chromatin are:

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  1. "Chromatin Network Home Page." (in English). Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  2. Dame R.T. (2005). "The role of nucleoid-associated proteins in the organization and compaction of bacterial chromatin". Mol. Microbiol. 56: 858–70. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2005.04598.x. PMID 15853876.