Rotifer rDNA-specific R9 retrotransposable elements generate an exceptionally long target site duplication upon insertion.

@article{Gladyshev2009RotiferRR,
  title={Rotifer rDNA-specific R9 retrotransposable elements generate an exceptionally long target site duplication upon insertion.},
  author={Eugene Gladyshev and Irina R Arkhipova},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2009},
  volume={448 2},
  pages={145-50}
}
Ribosomal DNA genes in many eukaryotes contain insertions of non-LTR retrotransposable elements belonging to the R2 clade. These elements persist in the host genomes by inserting site-specifically into multicopy target sites, thereby avoiding random disruption of single-copy host genes. Here we describe R9 retrotransposons from the R2 clade in the 28S RNA genes of bdelloid rotifers, small freshwater invertebrate animals best known for their long-term asexuality and for their ability to survive… CONTINUE READING
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