A transposable element is domesticated for service in the plant immune system.

@article{McDowell2013ATE,
  title={A transposable element is domesticated for service in the plant immune system.},
  author={John M McDowell and Blake C. Meyers},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 37},
  pages={14821-2}
}
Genomes continue to surprise us with the diversity of mechanisms involved in gene regulation. Sequencing of the Arabidopsis genome 13 y ago revealed transposable elements (TEs) distributed throughout the genome. TEs were characterized nearly 70 y ago by maize geneticist Barbara McClintock, who named them “controlling elements” for their activity in regulating aleurone color genes and chromosomal breakage (1). TEs are rife in plant genomes; their necessary inactivation via heterochromatin… CONTINUE READING
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