Human-like telomeres in Zostera marina reveal a mode of transition from the plant to the human telomeric sequences

  title={Human-like telomeres in Zostera marina reveal a mode of transition from the plant to the human telomeric sequences},
  author={Vratislav Pe{\vs}ka and Martin M{\'a}tl and Terezie Mand{\'a}kov{\'a} and Daniel Vitales and Petr Fajkus and Jiř{\'i} Fajkus and S{\`o}nia Garcia},
A previous study describing the genome of Zostera marina, the most widespread seagrass in the Northern hemisphere, revealed some genomic signatures of adaptation to the aquatic environment. Important features related to the ‘back-to-the-sea’ reverse evolutionary pathway were found, such as the loss of stomatal genes, while other functions like an algal-like cell wall composition were acquired. Beyond these, the genome structure and organization were comparable to the majority of plant genomes… 
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