Self-synthesizing DNA transposons in eukaryotes.

@article{Kapitonov2006SelfsynthesizingDT,
  title={Self-synthesizing DNA transposons in eukaryotes.},
  author={Vladimir V. Kapitonov and Jerzy Jurka},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 12},
  pages={4540-5}
}
Eukaryotes contain numerous transposable or mobile elements capable of parasite-like proliferation in the host genome. All known transposable elements in eukaryotes belong to two types: retrotransposons and DNA transposons. Here we report a previously uncharacterized class of DNA transposons called Polintons that populate genomes of protists, fungi, and animals, including entamoeba, soybean rust, hydra, sea anemone, nematodes, fruit flies, beetle, sea urchin, sea squirt, fish, lizard, frog, and… CONTINUE READING
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