This Week in PLoS

In this week's issue of PLoS Genetics, researchers at the University of Georgia report their identification of the DNA-binding domain of a centromere binding protein, CENPC, in maize. They demonstrate that CENPC requires a single-stranded RNA to effectively bind DNA in vitro, and, when absent, the accuracy of CENPC targeting to centromeres is reduced.

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