Conservation of Human Gamma-X Centromeric Satellite DNA Among Primates with an Autosomal Localization in Certain Old World monkeys

@article{Lee1999ConservationOH,
  title={Conservation of Human Gamma-X Centromeric Satellite DNA Among Primates with an Autosomal Localization in Certain Old World monkeys},
  author={Charles Lee and Roscoe Stanyon and Chyi-chyang Lin and M. A. Ferguson-Smith},
  journal={Chromosome Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={7},
  pages={43-47}
}
Gamma-X satellite DNA is a 220-bp tandemly arranged repetitive DNA with specificity for the centromeric region of the human X chromosome. The conservation of this human X centromeric satellite DNA sequence in primate species was evaluated by comparative fluorescence in-situ hybridization to metaphase chromosome preparations of the great apes and three Old World monkeys. Homologous gamma-X DNA were detected at centromeric locations in all six primate species. For the great apes, gamma-X was… CONTINUE READING