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Homologue pairing: getting it right

Nature Cell Biology volume 11, pages 917918 (2009) | Download Citation

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In Caernorhabditis elegans, homologue pairing is mediated by specialized regions near one end of each chromosome in conjunction with zinc finger (ZnF)-bearing proteins. Families of repeated sequences that are enriched within these regions have now been identified. By recruiting their cognate ZnF-bearing proteins, these regions promote pairing and synapsis.

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  1. R. Scott Hawley and William D. Gilliland are at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 East 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA.

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  2. R. Scott Hawley is also in the Department of Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.  rsh@stowers.org

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