Independent and parallel lateral transfer of DNA transposons in tetrapod genomes.

@article{Novick2010IndependentAP,
  title={Independent and parallel lateral transfer of DNA transposons in tetrapod genomes.},
  author={Peter A. Novick and Jeremy Smith and David Alfred Ray and St{\'e}phane Boissinot},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2010},
  volume={449 1-2},
  pages={85-94}
}
In animals, the mode of transmission of transposable elements is generally vertical. However, recent studies have suggested that lateral transfer has occurred repeatedly in several distantly related tetrapod lineages, including mammals. Using transposons extracted from the genome of the lizard Anolis carolinensis as probes, we identified four novel families of hAT transposons that share extremely high similarity with elements in other genomes including several mammalian lineages (primates… CONTINUE READING