Recurrent Turnover of Chromosome-Specific Satellites in Drosophila

@inproceedings{Gallach2014RecurrentTO,
  title={Recurrent Turnover of Chromosome-Specific Satellites in Drosophila},
  author={Miguel Gallach},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2014}
}
Repetitive DNA are DNA sequences that are repeated multiple times in the genome and normally considered nonfunctional. Several studies predict that the rapid evolution of chromosome-specific satellites led to hybrid incompatibilities and speciation. Interestingly, in Drosophila, the X and dot chromosomes share a unique and noteworthy property: They are identified by chromosome-specific binding proteins and they are particularly involved in genetic incompatibilities between closely related… CONTINUE READING

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