A triptych of the evolution of plant transposable elements.


Transposable elements (TEs) constitute the majority of angiosperm DNA, but the processes that govern their accumulation remain mysterious. Here we discuss the three major forces that govern the accumulation of TEs, corresponding to the three panels of a triptych. The first force, transposition, creates new copies of TEs, but is regulated by both host- and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2010.05.003


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