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  • noun genetics A functioning centromere in a new location

Etymologies

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neo- +‎ centromere

Examples

  • Our results suggest that centromere repositioning might be a two-step event: first, a neocentromere arises in a satellite-less region; satellite repeats may then colonize this repositioned centromere at a later stage, giving rise to a "mature" centromere.

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  • Our results suggest that centromere repositioning might be a two-step event: first, a neocentromere arises in a satellite-less region; satellite repeats may then colonize this repositioned centromere at a later stage, giving rise to a "mature" centromere.

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