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Retrotransposable elements and transposons are generally both found in most eukaryotes. These two classes of elements are usually distinguished on the basis of their differing mechanisms of transposition. However, their respective frequencies, their intragenomic dynamics and distributions, and the frequencies of their horizontal transfer from one species to(More)
We analyse the expression of the retrotransposon 412 in the soma, testes, and ovaries in populations of Drosophila simulans and D. melanogaster, using RT-PCR and in situ hybridization. We find that expression of 412 is highly variable in the soma, confirming previous findings based on Northern blots. No 412RNA is detected in the ovaries by either in situ(More)
The entire 1731 retrotransposon of Drosophila melanogaster, tagged with the E. coli lac Z gene inserted in its gag sequence, was injected into oocytes and fertilized eggs of the urodele amphibian Pleurodeles waltl. Expression of the reporter gene indicated that the 1731 promoter (its 5'LTR) is active in the embryos and not in the oocytes. It appeared that(More)
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