Amplification of the 1731 LTR retrotransposon in Drosophila melanogaster cultured cells: origin of neocopies and impact on the genome.

@article{Maisonhaute2007AmplificationOT,
  title={Amplification of the 1731 LTR retrotransposon in Drosophila melanogaster cultured cells: origin of neocopies and impact on the genome.},
  author={Claude Maisonhaute and David Ogereau and Aur{\'e}lie Hua-Van and Pierre Capy},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2007},
  volume={393 1-2},
  pages={116-26}
}
Transposable elements (TEs), represent a large fraction of the eukaryotic genome. In Drosophila melanogaster, about 20% of the genome corresponds to such middle repetitive DNA dispersed sequences. A fraction of TEs is composed of elements showing a retrovirus-like structure, the LTR-retrotransposons, the first TEs to be described in the Drosophila genome. Interestingly, in D. melanogaster embryonic immortal cell culture genomes the copy number of these LTR-retrotransposons was revealed to be… CONTINUE READING

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