Rapid evolution of yeast centromeres in the absence of drive.

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To find the most rapidly evolving regions in the yeast genome we compared most of chromosome III from three closely related lineages of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus. Unexpectedly, the centromere appears to be the fastest-evolving part of the chromosome, evolving even faster than DNA sequences unlikely to be under selective constraint (i.e… (More)
DOI: 10.1534/genetics.107.083980

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@article{Bensasson2008RapidEO, title={Rapid evolution of yeast centromeres in the absence of drive.}, author={Douda Bensasson and Magdalena Z. Zarowiecki and Austin Burt and Vassiliki Koufopanou}, journal={Genetics}, year={2008}, volume={178 4}, pages={2161-7} }