Repetitive sequences in the lamprey mitochondrial DNA control region and speciation of Lethenteron.

@article{Okada2010RepetitiveSI,
  title={Repetitive sequences in the lamprey mitochondrial DNA control region and speciation of Lethenteron.},
  author={Kazunori Okada and Yuji Yamazaki and Shinichi Yokobori and Hiroshi Wada},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2010},
  volume={465 1-2},
  pages={45-52}
}
The sequence of the mitochondrial DNA control region was examined in four species of lamprey in the genus Lethenteron. The 3' half of the control region contains highly variable repeat sequences, showing variation in both copy number and nucleotide sequence, even within local populations. Detailed analyses of the sequences of the repeats allowed us to deduce that slipped-strand mispairing during DNA replication, accompanied by a high rate of substitutions and indels, was primarily responsible… CONTINUE READING