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The centromere is a region of a chromosome that connects the two sister chromatids, and where the spindle fibers attach during mitosis.

Centromeric DNA is non-coding, highly repetitive DNA found in the centromere region. Supposedly, it serves structural purposes.

See also : Genetics -- Cell biology

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