Centromeric chromatin and its dynamics in plants (pages 4–17)
Inna Lermontova, Michael Sandmann, Martin Mascher, Anne-Catherine Schmit and Marie-Edith Chabouté
Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12875
Centromeres are chromatin structures required for the proper segregation of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis. In this review, we focus on recent studies on plant centromere organization and function. We describe the loading of centromeric histone H3 into the centromere, the transcriptional activity of genes involved in kinetochore assembly and function, and the protein-protein interaction network at the centromere/kinetochore of plant cells.