Gene duplication and exon shuffling by helitron-like transposons generate intraspecies diversity in maize

@article{Morgante2005GeneDA,
  title={Gene duplication and exon shuffling by helitron-like transposons generate intraspecies diversity in maize},
  author={Michele Morgante and Stephan Brunner and Giorgio Pea and Kevin A. Fengler and Andrea Zuccolo and Antoni J. Rafalski},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={37},
  pages={997-1002}
}
We report a whole-genome comparison of gene content in allelic BAC contigs from two maize inbred lines. Genic content polymorphisms involve as many as 10,000 sequences and are mainly generated by DNA insertions. The termini of eight of the nine genic insertions that we analyzed shared the structural hallmarks of helitron rolling-circle transposons. DNA segments defined by helitron termini contained multiple gene-derived fragments and had a structure typical of nonautonomous helitron-like… 
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