Evolutionary history and positional shift of a rice centromere

Jianxin Ma, Rod A. Wing, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Scott A. Jackson

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Rice centromere 8 was previously proposed to be an "immature" centromere that recently arose from a genic region. Our comparative genomics analysis indicates that Cen8 was formed at its current location at least 7-9 million years ago and was physically shifted by a more recent inversion of a segment spanning centromeric and pericentromeric regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1217-1220
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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