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. Copyright © 2007 by the Genetics Society of America.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


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