Plant retrotransposons.

  title={Plant retrotransposons.},
  author={Amar Kumar and Jeffrey Bennetzen},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
Retrotransposons are mobile genetic elements that transpose through reverse transcription of an RNA intermediate. Retrotransposons are ubiquitous in plants and play a major role in plant gene and genome evolution. In many cases, retrotransposons comprise over 50% of nuclear DNA content, a situation that can arise in just a few million years. Plant retrotransposons are structurally and functionally similar to the retrotransposons and retroviruses that are found in other eukaryotic organisms… CONTINUE READING
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