Highly repeated DNA sequences in three species of the genus Pteropus (Megachiroptera, Mammalia)

@article{Barragn2002HighlyRD,
  title={Highly repeated DNA sequences in three species of the genus Pteropus (Megachiroptera, Mammalia)},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} L{\'o}pez Barrag{\'a}n and Sergio Fernandez Martinez and Juan Alberto Marchal and M. Bullejos and Rafael de la Guardia and A S{\'a}nchez Bullejos},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2002},
  volume={88},
  pages={366-370}
}
Bat genomes are characterised by an A-T richness and by a small C-value compared with other mammalian groups. It has been suggested that the small C-value is mainly due to the lack of repetitive DNA sequences. However, little information about repetitive DNA sequences in this mammalian group is available at the molecular level. Here we describe a PstI family of repetitive DNA sequences present in three species of the genus Pteropus. These repetitive sequences are 54.97% G-C rich, organised in… CONTINUE READING