Heterochromatin replication: better late than ever

Curr Biol. 2010 Dec 7;20(23):R1018-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.003.


Different heterochromatic properties appear on satellite DNA during successive embryonic division cycles in Drosophila. One such property, late replication, precedes HP1 recruitment, is under the control of zygotic transcription, and helps to lengthen S phase.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA Replication*
  • DNA, Satellite*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / embryology*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics*
  • Heterochromatin*
  • S Phase


  • DNA, Satellite
  • Heterochromatin