Gypsy/Ty3-like elements in the genome of the terrestrial salamanderHydromantes (Amphibia, Urodela)

@article{Marracci1996GypsyTy3likeEI,
  title={Gypsy/Ty3-like elements in the genome of the terrestrial salamanderHydromantes (Amphibia, Urodela)},
  author={Silvia Marracci and Renata Batistoni and Graziano Pesole and Lorenzo Citti and Irma Nardi},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={43},
  pages={584-593}
}
We have studied a family of long repetitive DNA sequences (Hsr1) interspersed in the large genome of the European plethodontid salamanderHydromantes. The sequence analysis of a 5-kb fragment (Hsr1A) of one member has revealed significant similarities with aminoacidic domains of retroviruses and retrotransposons. The similarity of the reverse transcriptase domain and the gene organization identifies Hsr1A as a member of thegypsy/Ty3 class of retrotransposons. We hypothesize that Hsr1 sequences… CONTINUE READING