Centromere strength provides the cell biological basis for meiotic drive and karyotype evolution in miceChmatal, L., S. I. Gabriel, G. P. Mitsainas, J. Martinez-Vargas, J. Ventura, J. B. Searle, R. M. Schultz and M. A. Lampson, Current Biology, 24:2295-2300. 2014.
Mammalian karyotypes (number and structure of chromosomes) can vary dramatically over short evolutionary time frames [1-3]. There are examples of massive karyotype conversion, from mostly telocentric (centromere terminal) to mostly metacentric (centromere internal), in 102-10 s ...
Keywords: centromeric drive, chromosomal variation, conflict, gene drive genetics, gene drive mechanism, gene drive natural, Genetics &, house mouse, mammals, meiotic drive, mus-musculus, rearrangements, speciation