A scenario of mitochondrial genome evolution in maize based on rearrangement events

@inproceedings{Darracq2009ASO,
  title={A scenario of mitochondrial genome evolution in maize based on rearrangement events},
  author={Aude Darracq and Jean-St{\'e}phane Varr{\'e} and Pascal Touzet},
  booktitle={BMC Genomics},
  year={2009}
}
Despite their monophyletic origin, animal and plant mitochondrial genomes have been described as exhibiting different modes of evolution. Indeed, plant mitochondrial genomes feature a larger size, a lower mutation rate and more rearrangements than their animal counterparts. Gene order variation in animal mitochondrial genomes is often described as being due to translocation and inversion events, but tandem duplication followed by loss has also been proposed as an alternative process. In plant… CONTINUE READING