Springer published a new book on Centromere Structure and Evolution
Springer Publishing Company has recently published a book Centromere-structure and evolution edited by the RBI scientist Đurđica Ugarkovic, PhD. The book was published within Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology series and comprises contributions by seven distinguished international research groups including the RBI group from the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics.
This book presents current views on centromere structure and identity. It deals with the epigenetic concept of centromere establishment and maintenance as well as with the role of DNA and centromeric transcripts in centromere formation and function. Special emphasis is placed on centromere evolution: different evolutionary models are discussed in detail and the latest research on the evolution of new centromeres and neocentromeres is presented.
The book Centromere Structure and Evolution provides a unique overview on the centromere research of the last decade and it is intended for the biologists and medics: researchers, teachers and students.