Sex and Repetitive Sequence Dynamics in Bacillus Stick Insects (Phasmida, Bacillidae)

@inproceedings{Bonandin2016SexAR,
  title={Sex and Repetitive Sequence Dynamics in Bacillus Stick Insects (Phasmida, Bacillidae)},
  author={Livia Bonandin},
  year={2016}
}
  • Livia Bonandin
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Eukaryotic genomes are characterized by the wide occurrence of repetitive sequences; these play an important role in genome structure and variability and the reproductive biology of the host organism seems to affect their dynamics. The relationship between sex and the non-LTR retrotransposable element R2 is here studied in Bacillus stick insects. In this genus, in addition to gonochorism, reproduction is achieved through several non-canonical mechanisms. The analyses were performed in… CONTINUE READING