Maize Centromeres and Knobs (neocentromeres)
In most species, the only chromosomal domains that interact with the cytoskeleton are the centromeres. However in maize there are two motile domains: the centromeres and knobs/neocentromeres. Intensive research has been conducted on both domains. The intent of this review is to provide a broad overall perspective on centromere and knob structure, to compare and contrast their behavior, and to summarize current interpretations of their evolutionary past.
KeywordsKinetochore Protein Meiotic Drive Preferential Segregation Differential Segment Ab10 Haplotype
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