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Research Article

Transgenerational Propagation and Quantitative Maintenance of Paternal Centromeres Depends on Cid/Cenp-A Presence in Drosophila Sperm

  • Nitika Raychaudhuri,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Life Sciences (IMLS), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Raphaelle Dubruille,

    Affiliation: Centre de Génétique et de Physiologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, Villeurbanne, France

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  • Guillermo A. Orsi,

    Affiliation: Centre de Génétique et de Physiologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, Villeurbanne, France

    Current address: Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Homayoun C. Bagheri,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (IEES), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Benjamin Loppin,

    Affiliation: Centre de Génétique et de Physiologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, Villeurbanne, France

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  • Christian F. Lehner mail

    christian.lehner@imls.uzh.ch

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Life Sciences (IMLS), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Published: December 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001434

About the Authors

Nitika Raychaudhuri, Christian F. Lehner
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences (IMLS), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Raphaelle Dubruille, Guillermo A. Orsi, Benjamin Loppin
Centre de Génétique et de Physiologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, Villeurbanne, France
Homayoun C. Bagheri
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (IEES), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: christian.lehner@imls.uzh.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: CFL NR BL. Performed the experiments: NR RD GAO CFL. Analyzed the data: NR CFL RD BL HCB. Wrote the paper: CFL NR BL.