Why a nucleosome? Why not?? Considering that nucleosomes are such an important component of our genetic material, they deserve some love and attention! This cuddly nucleosome features an octamer of 2 copies of the H2A, H2B, H3, and H4 histone proteins wrapped in linker DNA. Now, there is a sweet light pink nucleosome option available! <3

This was actually the very first pattern I made myself and influenced me to create more biology-themed patterns! When I was flipping through my molecular biology textbook, the nucleosome structure caught my eye and made me wonder if there was a crochet pattern for it. After scouring the internet, I realized that, not only was there no pattern for this, it seemed like there weren’t many amigurumi pieces based off molecular biology. I’m glad I was able to right that wrong. 

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