Question #cde96

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Dec 6, 2017

By "packaged", I will assume you mean packed into chromatin.

If that is your question, the answer is: yes.

Eukaryotic cells package their DNA by tightly wrapping it around histone proteins and higher-level structures that may or may not include up to the characteristic #X# chromosome we see.

They do this to regulate transcription of their genes. RNA polymerase can't bind to the promoter region to synthesize RNA without DNA being decondensed via activator proteins binding to regulatory elements, or acetylation of histones to do away with their polarity.