Rapid evolution of yeast centromeres in the absence of driveBensasson, DZ, M.; Burt, A.; Koufopanou, V., Genetics, 178:2161-2167. 2008.
To find the most rapidly evolving regions in the yeast genome we compared most of chromosome III from three closely related lineages of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxits. Unexpectedly, the centromere appears to be the fastest-evolving part of the chromosome, evolving even ...
Keywords: alpha-satellite, centromeric drive, differentiation, DNA, gene drive evolution, gene drive natural, genome, molecular evolution, paradoxus, patterns, saccharomyces-cerevisiae, scale, sequence evolution
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