A novel satellite DNA isolated in Pecten jacobaeus shows high sequence similarity among molluscs

@article{Petraccioli2015ANS,
  title={A novel satellite DNA isolated in Pecten jacobaeus shows high sequence similarity among molluscs},
  author={Agnese Petraccioli and Gaetano Odierna and Teresa Capriglione and Marco Barucca and Mariko Forconi and Ettore Olmo and Maria Assunta Biscotti},
  journal={Molecular Genetics and Genomics},
  year={2015},
  volume={290},
  pages={1717-1725}
}
The aim of this work is to investigate the sequence conservation and the evolution of repeated DNA in related species. Satellite DNA is a component of eukaryotic genomes and is made up of tandemly repeated sequences. These sequences are affected by high rates of mutation that lead to the occurrence of species-specific satellite DNAs, which are different in… CONTINUE READING