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  • #16
    Originally posted by marietta View Post
    Thank you for that link. The last sentence, "the region around the centromere.....does not recombine as often."

    What is the reason for that?
    Yes, that quote came from Ann Turner's article so she can perhaps comment on it.

    Here is a discussion on that but is probably out of date:
    "Why is the centromere so cold?" by Andy Choo.
    http://genome.cshlp.org/content/8/2/81.full

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Kathy Johnston View Post
      Yes, that quote came from Ann Turner's article so she can perhaps comment on it.

      Here is a discussion on that but is probably out of date:
      "Why is the centromere so cold?" by Andy Choo.
      http://genome.cshlp.org/content/8/2/81.full
      This article is more recent:
      http://www.plosbiology.org/article/i...l.pbio.1000326
      Chromosome breakage and loss apparently can be one reason why crossing over at the centromere is less common.

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