Rates of movement of transposable elements inDrosophila melanogaster

  title={Rates of movement of transposable elements inDrosophila melanogaster},
  author={Ana Dom{\'i}nguez and Jes{\'u}s Albornoz},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
Mobilization rates of nine families of transposable elements (P, hobo, FB, gypsy, 412, copia, blood, 297, andjockey) were estimated by using 182 lines. Lines were started from a completely isogenic population ofDrosophila melanogaster, carrying the markersepia as an indicator of possible contamination, and have been accumulating spontaneous mutations independently for 80 generations of brother-sister (or two double-first-cousin) matings. Transposable element movements have been analyzed in… CONTINUE READING