Evolutionary turnover of two pBuM satellite DNA subfamilies in the Drosophila buzzatii species cluster (repleta group): from alpha to alpha/beta arrays.

@article{Kuhn2005EvolutionaryTO,
  title={Evolutionary turnover of two pBuM satellite DNA subfamilies in the Drosophila buzzatii species cluster (repleta group): from alpha to alpha/beta arrays.},
  author={Gustavo C. S. Kuhn and F{\'a}bio de Melo Sene},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2005},
  volume={349},
  pages={77-85}
}
The pBuM satellite DNA family was studied in seven Drosophila species from the buzzatii cluster (within the large Drosophila repleta group). The pBuM repeats are slightly AT-rich and show high levels of intraspecific sequence homogeneity. The pBuM family can be divided into two subfamilies. The pBuM-1 subfamily consists of tandemly arranged repetition units of approximately 190 bp, termed alpha. Alpha repeats were found in a high copy number in the genome of D. buzzatii, D. serido and D… CONTINUE READING