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Centromeres in a resting nucleus

Postby Adz795 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:55 am

Please take a look at this statement:

Centromeres appear as constitutive heterochromatin in a resting nucleus.

Is that true? Does that mean that the centromere sequences have no function in non-dividing cells? So, the centromeres must have sequences which only help them to bind to microtubules via the kinetochore.

What do you think about it?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:27 pm

if you mean under microscope, then probably yes
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby Adz795 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:17 am

I mean functionally.
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Postby JackBean » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:14 pm

then probably no, they need to be recognised somehow.
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