Genomic landscape and evolutionary dynamics of mariner transposable elements within the Drosophila genus

@article{Wallau2014GenomicLA,
  title={Genomic landscape and evolutionary dynamics of mariner transposable elements within the Drosophila genus},
  author={G. Wallau and P. Capy and E. Loreto and A. Hua-Van},
  journal={BMC Genomics},
  year={2014},
  volume={15}
}
BackgroundThe mariner family of transposable elements is one of the most widespread in the Metazoa. It is subdivided into several subfamilies that do not mirror the phylogeny of these species, suggesting an ancient diversification. Previous hybridization and PCR studies allowed a partial survey of mariner diversity in the Metazoa. In this work, we used a comparative genomics approach to access the genus-wide diversity and evolution of mariner transposable elements in twenty Drosophila sequenced… Expand
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