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Comparative analysis of tandem repeats from hundreds of species reveals unique insights into centromere evolution

Daniël P Melters12*, Keith R Bradnam1*, Hugh A Young3, Natalie Telis12, Michael R May4, J Graham Ruby5, Robert Sebra6, Paul Peluso6, John Eid6, David Rank6, José Fernando Garcia7, Joseph L DeRisi58, Timothy Smith9, Christian Tobias3, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra10*, Ian Korf1* and Simon WL Chan28

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Genome Center, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA

2 Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA

3 USDA-ARS, Western Regional Research Center, 800 Buchanan St, Albany, CA 94710, USA

4 Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA

5 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, 1700 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA

6 Pacific Biosciences, 1380 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

7 Department of Animal Production and Health, Universidade Estadual Paulista, IAEA Collaborating Centre in Animal Genomics and Bioinformatics, Rua Clóvis Pestana, 793-16050-680, Aracatuba, SP, Brazil

8 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 4000 Jones Bridge Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA

9 USDA-ARS, US Meat Animal Research Center, State Spur 18D, Clay Center, NE 68933, USA

10 Department of Plant Sciences, Center for Population Biology, and Genome Center, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:R10  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-1-r10

Published: 30 January 2013

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