Bs1, a new chimeric gene formed by retrotransposon-mediated exon shuffling in maize.

@article{Elrouby2010Bs1AN,
  title={Bs1, a new chimeric gene formed by retrotransposon-mediated exon shuffling in maize.},
  author={Nabil Elrouby and Thomas E. Bureau},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={153 3},
  pages={
          1413-24
        }
}
Transposons are major components of all eukaryotic genomes. Although traditionally regarded as causes of detrimental mutations, recent evidence suggests that transposons may play a role in host gene diversification and evolution. For example, host gene transduction by retroelements has been suggested to be both common and to have the potential to create new chimeric genes by the shuffling of existing sequences. We have previously shown that the maize (Zea mays subsp. mays) retrotransposon Bs1… CONTINUE READING

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