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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Where in a eukaryotic cell is DNA found? How is that DNA organized?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The location of DNA in a eukaryotic cell and its organization.

Introduction:

Aeukaryotic cell hasa true nucleus that refers to the nucleus which is surrounded by a nuclear envelope and is well-organized. The nucleus and various membrane-bound cell organelles are surrounded by the cytosol and are present in the cytoplasm. The cell organelles are specialized to perform particular functions, like synthesis, transport, and storage of the micromolecules and macromolecules.

Explanation

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is majorly located inside the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell. It is a double helical structure, which consists of two antiparallel strands. The nitrogenous bases present in the DNA strands are complementary to each other.

The DNA of the eukaryotes always form a complex with the histone proteins. This complex is known as chromatin...

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