Selfish DNA and the Origin of Genes

@article{Dwyer2001SelfishDA,
  title={Selfish DNA and the Origin of Genes},
  author={Donard S. Dwyer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={291},
  pages={252 - 253}
}
  • D. Dwyer
  • Published 12 January 2001
  • Biology
  • Science
A palindromic repeat of about 150 base pairs was found by H. Ogata and colleagues to be inserted into many protein-coding genes of Rickettsia conorii , the bacterium that causes Mediterranean spotted fever (Reports, 13 Oct., p. [347][1]). The corresponding amino acids encoded by these repeats are 
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