Structure and evolution of plant centromeres.

Kiyotaka Nagaki, Jason Walling, Cory Hirsch, Jiming Jiang, Minoru Murata

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    Abstract

    Investigations of centromeric DNA and proteins and centromere structures in plants have lagged behind those conducted with yeasts and animals; however, many attractive results have been obtained from plants during this decade. In particular, intensive investigations have been conducted in Arabidopsis and Gramineae species. We will review our understanding of centromeric components, centromere structures, and the evolution of these attributes of centromeres among plants using data mainly from Arabidopsis and Gramineae species.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-179
    Number of pages27
    JournalProgress in molecular and subcellular biology
    Volume48
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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