Stable centromere positioning in diverse sequence contexts of complex and satellite centromeres of maize and wild relatives

Abstract

Paradoxically, centromeres are known both for their characteristic repeat sequences (satellite DNA) and for being epigenetically defined. Maize (Zea mays mays) is an attractive model for studying centromere positioning because many of its large (~2 Mb) centromeres are not dominated by satellite DNA. These centromeres, which we call complex centromeres… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13059-017-1249-4

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