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Repbase Update, a database of repetitive elements in eukaryotic genomes
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Recent updates of RU are introduced, focusing on technical issues concerning the submission and updating of Repbase entries and will give short examples of using RU data. Expand
Three crocodilian genomes reveal ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs
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An exceptionally slow rate of genome evolution within crocodilians at all levels is observed, consistent with a single underlying cause of a reduced rate of evolutionary change rather than intrinsic differences in base repair machinery. Expand
Cross-genome screening of novel sequence-specific non-LTR retrotransposons: various multicopy RNA genes and microsatellites are selected as targets.
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In all three groups, LINEs specific for the rRNA genes or microsatellites can occur as multiple families in one organism, which indicates that the copy number of a target sequence is the primary factor to restrict the variety of sequence specificity of LINEs. Expand
Long-term inheritance of the 28S rDNA-specific retrotransposon R2.
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The long-term vertical inheritance and the ancient origin of sequence specificity of R2, both of which seem applicable to some other non-LTR retrotransposons, are revealed. Expand
Identification of rDNA-specific non-LTR retrotransposons in Cnidaria.
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The results suggest that R2 had been generated before the split between cnidarians and bilaterians and that R8 is a retrotransposon family that changed its target from the 28S r DNA to the 18S rDNA. Expand
Families of transposable elements, population structure and the origin of species
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Evidence that mammalian orders represented by the largest numbers of species may be subject to relatively recent population subdivisions and speciation events is discussed, and the hypothesis implies that subdivision of a population into small subpopulations is the major step in the origin of new families of TEs as well as of new species. Expand
Eukaryotic Translational Coupling in UAAUG Stop-Start Codons for the Bicistronic RNA Translation of the Non-Long Terminal Repeat Retrotransposon SART1
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It is revealed by mutagenesis that the UAAUG overlapping stop-start codon and the downstream RNA secondary structure are necessary for efficient ORF2 translation, and translational coupling is a general mechanism for bicistronic RNA translation. Expand
Evolution of target specificity in R1 clade non-LTR retrotransposons.
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Phylogenetic trees based on the RT and EN domains of each element showed that three rDNA-specific elements, RT, R6, and R7, diverged from Waldo, indicating that the target specificity in R1 clade retroelements has changed during evolution and is more divergent than has been speculated so far. Expand
Roles of Functional and Structural Domains of Hepatocyte Growth Factor Activator Inhibitor Type 1 in the Inhibition of Matriptase*
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The domain structure of HAI-1 is organized in a way that allows HAi-1 to flexibly control matriptase activity, and the known occurrence of an hapatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 species lacking the N-terminal domain and Kunitz domain II in vivo is suggested. Expand
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