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Identification and partial characterization of a new Ceratitis capitata-specific 44-bp pericentromeric repeat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12199142     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tandem satellite DNA repeats are often associated with centromeres. In spite of their importance in the organization of the centromere, they do not seem to be broadly conserved among species and their role is still unclear. Here we report the identification of a new 44-bp tandem pericentromeric repeat from the medfly, Ceratitis capitata. The repeat is specific to this insect and is not found in any of the other closely related species tested. It localizes in four out of its five autosomes and in the X chromosome. It is organized in long arrays, interspersed by transposable elements and other less well-defined sequence motifs.
E E Stratikopoulos; A A Augustinos; A Gariou-Papalexiou; A Zacharopoulou; K D Mathiopoulos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chromosome research : an international journal on the molecular, supramolecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome biology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0967-3849     ISO Abbreviation:  Chromosome Res.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-29     Completed Date:  2003-03-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9313452     Medline TA:  Chromosome Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biology, Division of Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Patras, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Sequence
Centromere / genetics*
Ceratitis capitata / genetics*
DNA, Satellite / chemistry,  genetics
Molecular Sequence Data
Open Reading Frames
Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Satellite

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