Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Centromere

Structure and Evolution

Editors: Ugarković, Ðurðica (Ed.)

  • Unique overview on the centromere research of the last decade
  • Special focus on centromere evolution
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The centromere is a chromosomal locus that regulates the proper pairing and segregation of the chromosomes during cell division. Despite their conserved, essential function, centromeres are characterized by the rapid evolution of both centromeric DNA and proteins.

This book presents current views on centromere structure and identity. It deals with the epigenetic concept of centromere establishment and maintenance as well as with the role of DNA and centromeric transcripts in centromere formation and function. Special emphasis is placed on centromere evolution: different evolutionary models are discussed in detail and the latest research on the evolution of new centromeres and neocentromeres is presented.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Epigenetic Basis for Centromere Identity

    Panchenko, Tanya (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • The Centromere-Drive Hypothesis: A Simple Basis for Centromere Complexity

    Malik, Harmit S.

    Pages 33-52

  • Centromere-Competent DNA: Structure and Evolution

    Ugarković, Đurd¯ica

    Pages 53-76

  • The Role of ncRNA in Centromeres: A Lesson from Marsupials

    O’Neill, Rachel J. (et al.)

    Pages 77-101

  • Evolutionary New Centromeres in Primates

    Rocchi, Mariano (et al.)

    Pages 103-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Centromere
Book Subtitle
Structure and Evolution
Editors
  • Ðurðica Ugarković
Series Title
Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
Series Volume
48
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00182-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00182-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-00181-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10123-6
Series ISSN
0079-6484
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 184
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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