Function of Junk: Pericentromeric Satellite DNA in Chromosome Maintenance.

@article{Jagannathan2017FunctionOJ,
  title={Function of Junk: Pericentromeric Satellite DNA in Chromosome Maintenance.},
  author={Madhav Jagannathan and Y. Yamashita},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={82},
  pages={
          319-327
        }
}
  • Madhav Jagannathan, Y. Yamashita
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology
  • 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 of natural centromeres, function(s) for the much more abundant pericentromeric satellite repeats are poorly understood. In fact, the lack of coding potential allied with rapid divergence of repeat sequences across eukaryotes has led to their dismissal as "junk DNA" or "selfish parasites." Although… CONTINUE READING
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