Mobile DNAs: The Poacher Turned Gamekeeper


The selfish DNA hypothesis imagines the genome as an ecological community, a collection of interacting DNA sequences with differing evolutionary origins and potentially different interests. We are now finding out more about the ways in which host sequences can enlist the help of formerly parasitic DNAs.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2003.10.019

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@article{Brookfield2003MobileDT, title={Mobile DNAs: The Poacher Turned Gamekeeper}, author={John F. Y. Brookfield}, journal={Current Biology}, year={2003}, volume={13}, pages={R846-R847} }