complex of <!g>DNA and basic proteins (as histone) in <!g>eukaryotic cells that is
condensed into <!g>chromosomes in <!g>mitosis and meiosis. There are two types: heterochromatic which is densely coiled
chromatin that appears as nodules in or along chromosomes and contains
relatively few genes. Euchromatic is the less coiled and genetically active
portion of chromatin that is largely composed of genes.
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