Fractal geometry in the nucleus

James G. McNally, Davide Mazza

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In his groundbreaking work, 'The Fractal Geometry of Nature' (Mandelbrot, 1982), Benoit Mandelbrot described how fractals could account for a long list of natural forms ranging from trees to coastlines. Two recent studies in Science and The EMBO Journal have suggested that chromatin and the nucleoplasmic space surrounding it should be added to the fractal list.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-3
Number of pages2
JournalEMBO Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 6 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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