Length of linker DNA between adjacent nucleosomes

Range 5 - 60bp: mean ≈33bp bp
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Michael Lynch and Georgi K. Marinov, The bioenergetic costs of a gene, PNAS 2015 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514974112 link Supplementary Materials p.2 right column 3rd paragraph
Comments Supplementary Materials p.2 right column 3rd paragraph:"Eukaryotes wrap their DNA around nucleosome complexes. Each nucleosome is comprised of an octamer containing two copies of each of four unique histone proteins (H2A, H2B, H3, and H4) nucleosomes are linked together by a single copy of H1. Throughout eukaryotes, each nucleosome wraps around Ln~147 bp of DNA, with the linker length, Ll, being more variable among species but generally in the range of 5 to 60 bp and with no obvious phylogenetic pattern on average, Ll≈33."
Entered by Uri M
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