Definition of heterochromatic in English:


Syllabification: het·er·o·chro·mat·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌhetərōkrəˈmatik


  • 1Of several different colors or (in physics) wavelengths.
  • 2 Biochemistry Of or relating to heterochromatin.
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    • In wild-type chromosomes, these proteins are confined to the heterochromatic DNA sequences either by terminator sequences or by proximally directed initiators.
    • This phenomenon is discussed in light of a possible role of heterochromatic proteins in the process of heterochromatin underrepresentation in polytene chromosomes.
    • Recent findings described association processes after 4 - Gy irradiation during the first hour of repair for heterochromatic regions, but not euchromatic regions.

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