centromere

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n centromere a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape "the centromere is difficult to sequence"
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Centromere Silencing and Function in Fission Yeast Is Governed by the Amino Terminus of Histone H3.
Cis-Acting DNA from Fission Yeast Centromeres Mediates Histone H3 Methylation and Recruitment of Sil.
Centromere Silencing and Function in Fission Yeast Is Governed by the Amino Terminus of Histone H3.
In prophase and prometaphase, cohesin release from chromosome arms occurs under the control of Polo-like kinase 1 and Aurora B, while Shugoshin is thought to prevent removal of centromeric cohesin until anaphase.
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