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A unified classification system for eukaryotic transposable elements
This work proposes the first unified hierarchical classification system, designed on the basis of the transposition mechanism, sequence similarities and structural relationships, that can be easily applied by non-experts. Expand
Genetic variation of Drosophila melanogaster natural populations.
Drosophila melanogaster natural populations show considerable show considerable genetic variation in different geographic regions, which suggests that the evolutionary history of the species involved the spreading of ancestral Afrotropical populations through Eurasia and, more recently, to America and Australia. Expand
Transposable elements in filamentous fungi.
All eukaryotic TEs described are found including an extraordinary prevalence of active members of the pogo family, leading to significant advances in perception of the mechanisms underlying genetic changes in these organisms. Expand
The struggle for life of the genome's selfish architects
This review provides a synopsis of what is known about the complex interactions that exist between transposable elements and the host genome, and explores the evolutionary aspects of TEs in the light of post-Darwinian theories of evolution. Expand
Phenotypic and genetic variability of morphometrical traits in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster and D simulans. I. Geographic variations
Analysis of morphological distances (Mahalanobis generalized distance D between populations of the 2 species), showed that D melanogaster is much more diversified than D simulans, with the exception of the sternopleural bristle number, for which the species are similar. Expand
A universal classification of eukaryotic transposable elements implemented in Repbase
In response to the correspondence by Vladimir V. Kapitonov and Jerzy Jurka (A universal classification of eukaryotic transposable elements implemented in Repbase. Nature Rev. Genet. 9 (2008),Expand
Stress and transposable elements: co-evolution or useful parasites?
The activity of transposable elements can be induced by environmental and population factors and in particular by stresses in various organisms. A consequence of the increase in transposable elementExpand
Thoracic trident pigmentation in Drosophila melanogaster: Differentiation of geographical populations
A phenotypic classification of trident pigmentation allowed the characterization of any natural population by a pigmentation score, ranging from 0 to 3, suggesting an adaptive pressure on this phenotype : environmental factors which may explain this cline being temperature, insolation and desiccation. Expand
Revisiting horizontal transfer of transposable elements in Drosophila
A broad overview of suspected cases of HT of transposable elements in Drosophila is presented and all the alternative hypotheses are outlined, asking how it can be almost certain that phylogenetic inconsistencies are due to HT. Expand
Isofemale lines in Drosophila: an empirical approach to quantitative trait analysis in natural populations
It is argued that, in the future, isofemale lines will have an increasing significance among the various techniques appropriate to the analysis of quantitative evolutionary genetics in a diversity of species. Expand