Histone H2B is one of the four histones, along with H2A, H3 and H4, which
forms the eukaryotic nucleosome core. Using alignments of histone H2B
sequences [1,2,E1], we selected a conserved region in the C-terminal part of
November 1995 / Pattern and text revised.
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