A unified classification system for eukaryotic transposable elements

@article{Wicker2007AUC,
  title={A unified classification system for eukaryotic transposable elements},
  author={Thomas Wicker and François Sabot and Aur{\'e}lie Hua-Van and Jeffrey L. Bennetzen and Pierre Capy and Boulos Chalhoub and Andrew J. Flavell and Philippe Leroy and Michele Morgante and Olivier Panaud and Etienne Paux and Phillip SanMiguel and Alan H. Schulman},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={973-982}
}
Our knowledge of the structure and composition of genomes is rapidly progressing in pace with their sequencing. The emerging data show that a significant portion of eukaryotic genomes is composed of transposable elements (TEs). Given the abundance and diversity of TEs and the speed at which large quantities of sequence data are emerging, identification and annotation of TEs presents a significant challenge. Here we propose the first unified hierarchical classification system, designed on the… 

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