Molecular evolution of magellan, a maize Ty3/gypsy-like retrotransposon.

@article{Purugganan1994MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular evolution of magellan, a maize Ty3/gypsy-like retrotransposon.},
  author={Michael D Purugganan and Susan R Wessler},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={91 24},
  pages={
          11674-8
        }
}
The magellan transposable element is responsible for a spontaneous 5.7-kb insertion in the maize wx-M allele. This element has the sequence and structural characteristics of a Ty3/gypsy-like retrotransposon. The magellan element is present in all Zea species and Tripsacum andersonii; it is absent, however, in the genomes of all other Tripsacum species analyzed. The genetic distances between magellan elements suggest that this retrotransposon is evolving faster than other Zea nuclear loci. The… CONTINUE READING
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