folded chromosome

folded chromosome

the compact and condensed state of the bacterial CHROMOSOME, comprising a multiple loop structure, with each loop independently negatively coiled.
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Dekker has helped develop methods to create three-dimensional models of folded chromosomes. Those models can be used to determine which parts of the genome touch each other, according to the medical school.