centromere

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a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape

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Both chromosomes have heterochromatin on the centromere of this homeologous chromosome pair, while duplication of a portion of the centromeric heterochromatin may have modified the chromosome morphology.
Another similarity between plant and animal chromatin is the presence of specific histone H3 variants, called centromeric H3 (CenH3s), which are known to replace histone H3 in centromere chromatin (Cooper & Henikoff, 2004).
The way in which a vital protein is loaded by others into the centromere, the part of the chromosome that plays a significant role in cell division, has been identified by biologists.
One of the specific autoantibodies, such as anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA), usually shows relatively low titers in ANA, whereas others, such as anti-U1RNP and centromere, may lead to very high titers of positive ANA, irrespective of the clinical and life-threatening severity.
Chromosomes with two centromeres are mitotically unstable.
The centromere is functional, but it isn't wrapped in a blanket of repetitive DNA, suggesting the repetitive elements aren't necessary for a centromere to function.
Centromeres are key structural features of chromosomes that are necessary for the movement of chromosomes when cells divide, a function that ensures normal distribution of all genetic material to each daughter cell.
FISH probes (non-commercial) for centromeres of chromosome X, Y, 1 and 18 were used for the study.
Distinct DNA-binding proteins are also associated with origins of DNA replication, centromeres, telomeres, and other aspects of genome maintenance (5, 6).
Three-dimensional arrangements of centromeres and telomeres in nuclei of human and murine lymphocytes.
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We have mapped the chromosomal location of eight genes relative to their centromeres and have identified a linkage relationship between glucose phosphate isomerase-B and the sex-determining gene in channel catfish.
In the present study, we have employed a combination of time-lapse photography of living cells and FISH in an effort to elucidate the mechanisms of rosettes assembly and the role of centromeres in this process in human diploid fibroblasts (HDFs).
In addition, the identification of nucleic acid sequences that function as plant centromeres has allowed Chromatin to generate stably inherited DNA constructs and mini-chromosomes in several plant species.
Rather, centromere specification relies on epigenetic mechanisms, the most prominent of which is identified in the enrichment at centromeres of the histone H3 variant CENP-A.