Identification of CR1 retroposons in Arborophila rufipectus and their application to Phasianidae phylogeny.

@article{Cui2016IdentificationOC,
  title={Identification of CR1 retroposons in Arborophila rufipectus and their application to Phasianidae phylogeny.},
  author={Yaoyao Cui and Chaochao Yan and Tianlin Sun and Jing Li and Bisong Yue and Xiuyue Zhang},
  journal={Molecular ecology resources},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={1037-49}
}
Chicken repeat 1 (CR1), a member of non-LTR retroposon, is an important phylogenetic marker in avian systematics. In this study, we reported several characteristics of CR1 elements in a draft genome of Arborophila rufipectus (Sichuan partridge). According to the analyses of RepeatMasker, approximately 254 966 CR1 elements were identified in A. rufipectus, covering 6.7% of the genome. Subsequently, we selected eighteen novel CR1 elements by comparing the chicken genome, turkey genome and… CONTINUE READING