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2007 : Evolutionary history and positional shift of a rice centromere
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Ma J, Wing RA, Bennetzen JL, Jackson SA.

Genetics. 2007 Oct;177(2):1217-20. Epub 2007 Jul 29.

Abstract

Rice centromere 8 was previously proposed to be an "immature" centromere that recently arose from a genic region. Our comparative genomics analysis indicates that Cen8 was formed at its current location at least 7-9 million years ago and was physically shifted by a more recent inversion of a segment spanning centromeric and pericentromeric regions.

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