Chromosome condensation: Weaving an untangled web


The compaction of diffuse interphase chromatin into stable mitotic chromosomes enables the segregation of replicated DNA to daughter cells. Two new studies characterise, both in vivo and in vitro, the essential contribution of the vertebrate condensin complex to chromosome organisation.

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Journal Current Biology
Volume 25
Issue number 15
Pages R663-R666
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