Active retrotransposons help maintain pericentromeric heterochromatin required for faithful cell division
Genome research, pp. 1570-1582, 2020.
Retrotransposons are populated in vertebrate genomes, and when active, are thought to cause genome instability with potential benefit to genome evolution. Retrotransposon-derived RNAs are also known to give rise to small endo-siRNAs to help maintain heterochromatin at their sites of transcription; however, as not all heterochromatic regio...More
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