Organization of chromatin inside cell nucleus
A computer simulation showing the organization of chromatin -- the functional form of DNA inside cells -- inside a cell nucleus. The different colors show distinct chromosomes and the gray beads denote the position of cross-links between chromatin segments and the nuclear envelope.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants CMMI 1762506, DMS 2153432, CMMI 1762566, DMS 2153520, DMR 2004469, PHY 1554880 and PHY 2210541.]
Learn more in the New York University news story Stresses and hydrodynamics—scientists uncover new organizing principles of the genome. (Date of image: August 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 3, 2023)
Credit: David Saintillan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California San Diego; image by Achal Mahajan, UC San Diego
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