Question) How is such a long polymer packaged in a cell?
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There is large amount of DNA in our cells which creates a packaging problem. So, in order to maintain a high degree of organisation the DNA is folded. DNA helix combines with a group of eight histone molecules (histone octamer) to form structures called nucleosome. It can coil the DNA tightly to reduce their size so as to fit them in the cell.
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