Nilo Luiz Saccaro

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Transposable elements (TEs) are considered to be important components of the maintenance and diversification of genomes. The recent increase in genome sequence data has created an opportunity to evaluate the impact of these active mobile elements on the evolution of plant genomes. Analysis of the sugarcane transcriptome identified 267 clones with(More)
The Mutator system of maize has been described as the most active and mutagenic plant transposon. The autonomous element MuDR contains two genes: mudrA encoding the transposase and mudrB whose product function remains undetermined. MudrA-like coding domain showed to be the most abundantly expressed transposon-related sequence in sugarcane transcriptome. A(More)
Mutator-like transposase is the most represented transposon transcript in the sugarcane transcriptome. Phylogenetic reconstructions derived from sequenced transcripts provided evidence that at least four distinct classes exist (I–IV) and that diversification among these classes occurred early in Angiosperms, prior to the divergence of Monocots/Eudicots. The(More)
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