Comparative Analysis of Satellite DNA in the Drosophila melanogaster Species Complex

  title={Comparative Analysis of Satellite DNA in the Drosophila melanogaster Species Complex},
  author={Madhav Jagannathan and Natalie Warsinger-Pepe and George J Watase and Y. Yamashita},
  journal={G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics},
  pages={693 - 704}
  • Madhav Jagannathan, Natalie Warsinger-Pepe, +1 author Y. Yamashita
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
  • 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 of satellite DNAs are highly divergent even in closely related species, contributing to the hypothesis that satellite DNA differences may underlie speciation. However, due to its repetitive nature, the mapping of satellite DNAs has been mostly left out of recent genomics analyses, hampering the use of… CONTINUE READING
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