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Swine and poultry pathogens: the complete genome sequences of two strains of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and a strain of Mycoplasma synoviae.
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Genomic comparisons revealed that reduction in genome size implied loss of redundant metabolic pathways, with maintenance of alternative routes in different species, and indicated a likely transfer event of hemagglutinin-coding DNA sequences from M. gallisepticum to M. synoviae. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the subgenus Drosophila (Diptera, Drosophilidae) with an emphasis on Neotropical species and groups: a nuclear versus mitochondrial gene approach.
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It is found that the subgenus DrosophILA is paraphyletic and subdivided into two main clusters: the first containing species traditionally placed in the virilis-repleta radiation and the second assembling species of the immigrans-Hirtodrosophila radiation. Expand
Complex evolution of gypsy in Drosophilid species.
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The authors' analyses showed considerable discrepancy between the phylogeny of gypsy elements and the relationship of their host species, and they allow us to infer a complex evolutionary pattern that could include ancestral polymorphism, vertical transmission, and several cases of horizontal transmission. Expand
Characterization of new hAT transposable elements in 12 Drosophila genomes
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These elements are highly variable and phylogenetic analysis showed that they can be clustered into four different families, suggesting that horizontal transfer may have occurred between some of the species. Expand
Horizontal Transposon Transfer in Eukarya: Detection, Bias, and Perspectives
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A straightforward hypothesis test is proposed that can be used by TE specialists and nonspecialists alike to discriminate between HTT events and natural TE life cycle patterns, and some of the methodological concerns for HTT detection are discussed. Expand
VHICA, a New Method to Discriminate between Vertical and Horizontal Transposon Transfer: Application to the Mariner Family within Drosophila
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A new automated method available as a R package “vhica” that discriminates whether a given TE family was vertically or horizontally transferred, and potentially infers donor and receptor species, appears as a valuable tool to analyze the evolutionary history of TEs across a large range of species. Expand
Drosophila mediopunctata P elements: a new example of horizontal transfer.
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It is reported that the P element is present in about three to five copies in the D. mediopunctata genome, the first report of a canonical P element outside the subgenus Sophophora. Expand
Genomic landscape and evolutionary dynamics of mariner transposable elements within the Drosophila genus
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This analysis is the first comprehensive survey of this family of transposable elements at a genus scale and provides precise measures of the different evolutionary processes that were hypothesized previously for this family based on PCR data analysis. Expand
Mobilization of a Hobo-related Sequence in the Genome of Drosophila simulans
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This work presents the characterization of a hobo-related sequence, found in the genome of a hypermutable strain of D. simulans, which insertion into the white locus raised a de novowhite mutation, and suggests the idea that this sequence could have been mobilized by the canonical element. Expand
Evolution of Tom, 297, 17.6 and rover retrotransposons in Drosophilidae species
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An extremely complex association among the retrotransposon sequences is found, indicating that different processes shaped the evolutionary history of these elements, and a very high number of possible horizontal transfer events are detected, corroborating the importance of lateral transmission in the evolution and maintenance of LTR retrotranstransposons. Expand
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