Mobile elements inserted in the distant past have taken on important functions.

@article{Britten1997MobileEI,
  title={Mobile elements inserted in the distant past have taken on important functions.},
  author={Roy John Britten},
  journal={Gene},
  year={1997},
  volume={205 1-2},
  pages={177-82}
}
Current evidence on the long-term evolutionary effect of insertion of sequence elements is reviewed. There are three criteria for inclusion of an example: (i) the element was inserted far in the past and thus the event is not a transient mutation; (ii) the element is a member of a large group of similar sequences; (iii) the element now serves a useful function. There are 21 examples from Drosophila, sea urchin, human and mouse genomes that meet these criteria. Taken together, these examples… CONTINUE READING

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