Ecological modeling of Long Interspersed elements reveals footprints of evolution and a role of chromatin in shaping their genome landscape in mammals.

@inproceedings{Vitali2019EcologicalMO,
  title={Ecological modeling of Long Interspersed elements reveals footprints of evolution and a role of chromatin in shaping their genome landscape in mammals.},
  author={Silvia Vitali and Steven W. Criscione and Cl{\`a}udia Segura Sala and Italo Faria do Valle and Enrico Giampieri and Nicola Neretti and G. Mathieu Castellani},
  year={2019}
}
Models derived from ecological theories have been applied to describe the dynamics of genomic transposable elements. Long Interspersed Elements (LINEs) are the most abundant class of transposable elements in mammals, still active in humans. A dynamical model is built here and applied to test if LINEs population can be modeled according to the neutral theory of biodiversity. Thereafter, by the introduction of a simple but realistic mechanism of competition for the internal promoters, the model… CONTINUE READING

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