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Comparative Analysis of Satellite DNA in the Drosophila melanogaster Species Complex
Satellite DNAs are highly repetitive sequences that account for the majority of constitutive heterochromatin in many eukaryotic genomes. It is widely recognized that sequences and locations ofExpand
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A conserved function for pericentromeric satellite DNA
A universal and unquestioned characteristic of eukaryotic cells is that the genome is divided into multiple chromosomes and encapsulated in a single nucleus. However, the underlying mechanism toExpand
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Function of Junk: Pericentromeric Satellite DNA in Chromosome Maintenance.
Satellite DNAs are simple tandem repeats that exist at centromeric and pericentromeric regions on eukaryotic chromosomes. Unlike the centromeric satellite DNA that comprises the vast majority ofExpand
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The modular mechanism of chromocenter formation in Drosophila
A central principle underlying the ubiquity and abundance of pericentromeric satellite DNA repeats in eukaryotes has remained poorly understood. Previously we proposed that the interchromosomalExpand
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Evolution Repeats Itself in Building a Species Barrier.
Exploring the mechanisms that cause hybrid incompatibility can illuminate divergent genomic elements between species that may otherwise be cryptic. Recent work shows that uniparental chromosomeExpand
The modular mechanism of chromocenter formation in Drosophila
A central principle underlying the ubiquity and abundance of pericentromeric satellite DNA repeats in eukaryotes has remained poorly understood. In our previous study (Jagannathan et al., 2018), weExpand
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Functional Characterization of the MCM Complex Binding Protein, MCM-BP
Complete and accurate DNA replication is essential to maintain the genetic integrity in all organisms. In eukaryotes, the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) complex forms the catalytic core of the CMGExpand
A conserved function for pericentromeric satellite DNA
A universal and unquestioned characteristic of eukaryotic cells is that the genome is divided into multiple chromosomes and encapsulated in a single nucleus. However, the underlying mechanism toExpand
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