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Hypervariability of simple sequences as a general source for polymorphic DNA markers.
  • D. Tautz
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nucleic acids research
  • 25 August 1989
Short simple sequence stretches occur as highly repetitive elements in all eukaryotic genomes and partially also in prokaryotes and eubacteria. They are thought to arise by slippage like eventsExpand
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A plea for DNA taxonomy
Abstract Taxonomy underpins all biological research, with implications for many basic scientific and applied fields. Insights into the stability or change of animal and plant guilds require speciesExpand
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The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum
Tribolium castaneum is a member of the most species-rich eukaryotic order, a powerful model organism for the study of generalized insect development, and an important pest of stored agriculturalExpand
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Animals in a bacterial world, a new imperative for the life sciences
In the last two decades, the widespread application of genetic and genomic approaches has revealed a bacterial world astonishing in its ubiquity and diversity. This review examines how a growingExpand
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A phylogenetically based transcriptome age index mirrors ontogenetic divergence patterns
Parallels between phylogeny and ontogeny have been discussed for almost two centuries, and a number of theories have been proposed to explain such patterns. Especially elusive is the phylotypicExpand
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The evolutionary origin of orphan genes
Gene evolution has long been thought to be primarily driven by duplication and rearrangement mechanisms. However, every evolutionary lineage harbours orphan genes that lack homologues in otherExpand
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Comparative evolutionary analysis of rDNA ITS regions in Drosophila.
The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) of the ribosomal DNA is generally considered to be under low functional constraint, and it is therefore often treated as a typical nonfunctional spacer sequence.Expand
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An evolutionary analysis of orphan genes in Drosophila.
Orphan genes are protein-coding regions that have no recognizable homolog in distantly related species. A substantial fraction of coding regions in any genome sequenced consists of orphan genes, butExpand
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Mitochondrial sequence analysis of Salamandra taxa suggests old splits of major lineages and postglacial recolonizations of Central Europe from distinct source populations of Salamandra salamandra
Representatives of the genus Salamandra occur in Europe, Northern Africa and the Near East. Many local variants are known but species and subspecies status of these is still a matter of dispute. WeExpand
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A non-radioactive in situ hybridization method for the localization of specific RNAs in Drosophila embryos reveals translational control of the segmentation gene hunchback
We have developed a non-radioactive in situ hybridization technique for the localization of RNA in whole mount Drosophila embryos. After fixation, whole embryos are hybridized in situ with a DNAExpand
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