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Histones are proteins that compact the DNA in chromosomes. They are highly alkaline proteins present in the nuclei of eukaryotic cells that package and order the DNA into structural units called nucleosomes.
- Alberts, Bruce; Johnson, Alexander; Lewis, Julian; Raff, Martin; Roberts, Keith; Walters, Peter (2008). Molecular Biology of the Cell (5th ed.). New York and London: Garland Science. p. 63. ISBN 0-8153-4105-9.