Identification of rDNA-specific non-LTR retrotransposons in Cnidaria.

  title={Identification of rDNA-specific non-LTR retrotransposons in Cnidaria.},
  author={Kenji K Kojima and Kei-ichi Kuma and Hiroyuki Toh and Haruhiko Fujiwara},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={23 10},
Ribosomal RNA genes are abundant repetitive sequences in most eukaryotes. Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) contains many insertions derived from mobile elements including non-long terminal repeat (non-LTR) retrotransposons. R2 is the well-characterized 28S rDNA-specific non-LTR retrotransposon family that is distributed over at least 4 bilaterian phyla. R2 is a large family sharing the same insertion specificity and classified into 4 clades (R2-A, -B, -C, and -D) based on the N-terminal domain structure… CONTINUE READING


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