MDM-1 and MDM-2: Two Mutator-Derived MITE Families in Rice

  title={MDM-1 and MDM-2: Two Mutator-Derived MITE Families in Rice},
  author={Guojun Yang and Timothy C. Hall},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
Abstract Numerous miniature inverted repeat transposable elements (MITEs) are present in the rice genome but their transposition mechanisms are unknown. In this report, we present evidence that two novel MITE families may have arisen from Mutator-related transposable elements and thus may use a transposition mechanism similar to that of Mutator elements. Two families of novel MITEs, namely, MDM-1 and MDM-2, were identified by searching for MITEs nested with Kiddo, a previously identified MITE… CONTINUE READING


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