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Rapid evolution of centromeres and centromeric/kinetochore proteins

Kevin C. Roach, Benjamin D. Ross, and Harmit S. Malik

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Centromeres and the kinetochore proteins that bind them are required for chromosome segregation during eukaryotic cell division. Despite this conserved function, both centromeric DNA and kinetochore ... More


Lemurs and Split Chromosomes

Robin Kolnicki

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explains one of several proposed methods for rapid evolution: “karyotypic fissioning,” also called “centromere-kinetochore replication theory.” This theory concentrates on the behavior ... More


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