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Genome Biol. 2004;5(9):239. Epub 2004 Aug 17.

What's in a centromere?

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  • 1Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA.

Abstract

The complete sequence of rice centromere 8 reveals a small amount of centromere-specific satellite sequence in blocks interrupted by retrotransposons and other repetitive DNA, in an arrangement that is strikingly similar in overall size and content to other centromeres of multicellular eukaryotes.

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