Mitotic recombination within the centromere of a yeast chromosome.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Centromeres are the structural elements of eukaryotic chromosomes that hold sister chromatids together and to which spindle tubules connect during cell division. Centromeres have been shown to suppress meiotic recombination in some systems. In this study yeast strains genetically marked within and flanking a centromere, were used to demonstrate that gene conversion (nonreciprocal recombination) tracts in mitosis can enter into and extend through the centromere.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liebman, SW; Symington, LS; Petes, TD

Published Date

  • August 26, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 241 / 4869

Start / End Page

  • 1074 - 1077

PubMed ID

  • 3137657

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.3137657


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States