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  • Definition: Any several simple proteins found complexed with DNA in cell nuclei. Histones are involved in regulation of gene express and DNA packaging. Histones yield high proportion of basic amino acids on hydrolysis; characteristic of eukaryotes.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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