Holocentric chromosomes: from tolerance to fragmentation to colonization of the land

@article{Zedek2018HolocentricCF,
  title={Holocentric chromosomes: from tolerance to fragmentation to colonization of the land},
  author={Frantisek Zedek and P. Bure{\vs}},
  journal={Annals of Botany},
  year={2018},
  volume={121},
  pages={9–16}
}
Background The dispersed occurrence of holocentric chromosomes across eukaryotes implies they are adaptive, but the conditions under which they confer an advantage over monocentric chromosomes remain unclear. Due to their extended kinetochore and the attachment of spindle microtubules along their entire length, holocentric chromosomes tolerate fragmentation; hence, they may be advantageous in times of exposure to factors that cause chromosomal fragmentation (clastogens). Scope It is shown… Expand

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