Characterisation of copia-like retrotransposons in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.)


The work aimed to isolate and characterise copia-like sequences from Elaeis guineensis. Thirty-two different RT (reverse transcriptase) sequences were isolated from a single oil palm genome using degenerate primers. Extreme sequence heterogeneity was observed. The DNA and protein sequences were assigned to three different classes (A, B, C) on the basis of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00122-001-0818-8


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