Evolution of Chromosomal Proteins

  • Lois T. Hunt
  • Margaret O. Dayhoff
Part of the Monographs in Evolutionary Biology book series (MEBI)


We use the term “chromosomal” proteins to include various kinds of proteins closely associated with the chromosomal DNA. In eukaryotes these would be: histones, including nuclear protein A24; sperm histones, including protamines; and nonhistone chromosomal proteins. Some of the eukaryote proteins have the most highly conserved sequences known, which should be an indication of their functional importance. In prokaryotes the type so far characterized from several species is called DNA-binding protein.


High Mobility Group Chromosomal Protein Complete Amino Acid Sequence Nucleosome Core Histone Octamer 


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  • Lois T. Hunt
    • 1
  • Margaret O. Dayhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.National Biomedical Research FoundationGeorgetown University Medical CenterUSA

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