Centromere tandem repeat details from diverse animal and plant genomes. The phylogenetic relationships between 282 species (204 Animalia and 78 Plantae) are shown. For each species, the figure shows tandem repeat length, GC content, and genomic fraction (log 2 scale) for the (candidate) centromere repeat monomer. Taxonomic relationships were derived from the NCBI taxonomy website. Approximately one-third of the species (84 out of 282) could be clustered into 26 groups (light red horizontal bars) that exhibited sequence similarity of the tandem repeat monomer within each group. No sequence similarity was found outside these groups, or between them. The most distantly related species within a group diverged about 50 million years ago.
Melters et al. Genome Biology 2013 14:R10 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-1-r10