Polymorphisms and evolutionary history of retrotransposon insertions in rice promoters.

@article{Xu2011PolymorphismsAE,
  title={Polymorphisms and evolutionary history of retrotransposon insertions in rice promoters.},
  author={Zhen Xu and Shane Rafi and Wusirika Ramakrishna},
  journal={Genome},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={629-38}
}
Retrotransposons are ubiquitous in higher plant genomes. The presence or absence of retrotransposons in whole genome and high throughput genomic sequence (HTGS) from cultivated and wild rice was investigated to understand the organization and evolution of retrotransposon insertions in promoter regions. Approximately half of the Oryza sativa subsp. japonica 'Nipponbare' promoters with retrotransposons conserved in Oryza sativa subsp. indica '93-11' and four wild rice species showed higher… CONTINUE READING