Nucleosome: Definition & Structure


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What is a nucleosome?

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1. Which histones make up the core particle of a nucleosome?

2. DNA arranged in nucleosomes is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This set of assessments will gauge your understanding of a nucleosome's structure. The quiz deals with several topics, including histones, silenced DNA, and active DNA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of a nucleosome
  • Core particle of a nucleosome
  • How DNA is arranged in nucleosomes
  • Silenced DNA and active DNA

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about a nucleosome's structure in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the term for DNA arranged in nucleosomes

Additional information

To continue learning about this topic, review the lesson titled Nucleosome: Definition & Structure. Objectives covered in the lesson include:

  • Identify the components of a nucleosome
  • Define histones and chomosomes
  • Review chromatin and its different types
  • Differentiate a dimer and a tetramer