Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 18 - 18.2 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Acetylation of histones is associated with gene expression while methylation of DNA is associated with lack of gene expression.

Work Step by Step

Histone acetylation is the process of adding an acetyl group to the end of a histone protein. It is associated with gene expression in the DNA. While, histone methylation is the process of adding an methyl group to the end of a histone protein. This reduces the gene expression.
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