- Masonbrink RE, Gallagher JP, Jareczek JJ, Renny-Byfield S, Grover CE, Gong L, Wendel JF. CenH3 evolution in diploids and polyploids of three angiosperm genera. BMC Plant Biol. 2014 Dec 30;14:383. doi: 10.1186/s12870-014-0383-3.
Centromeric DNA sequences alone are neither necessary nor sufficient for centromere specification. The centromere specific histone, CenH3, evolves rapidly in many species, perhaps as a coevolutionary response to rapidly evolving centromeric DNA. To gain insight into CenH3 evolution, we characterized patterns of nucleotide and protein diversity among diploids and allopolyploids within three diverse angiosperm genera, Brassica, Oryza, ... [more]