Short inverted repeats function as hotspots of intermolecular recombination giving rise to oligomers of deleted plastid DNAs (ptDNAs)

@article{Kawata1997ShortIR,
  title={Short inverted repeats function as hotspots of intermolecular recombination giving rise to oligomers of deleted plastid DNAs (ptDNAs)},
  author={Masakado Kawata and Takeo Harada and Y. Shimamoto and K. Oono and F. Takaiwa},
  journal={Current Genetics},
  year={1997},
  volume={31},
  pages={179-184}
}
We have determined the nucleotide sequences around the junction points of oligomeric-deleted ptDNAs possessing a head-to-head or tail-to-tail configuration from long-term cultured cell lines and albino plants. It was shown that DNA rearrangement occurred by direct fusion of deleted ptDNAs in an inverted orientation, which was linked by an asymmetrical sequence of 254–698 bp derived from either of the ptDNAs joined. It is notable that inverted repeats of 7–14 bp flank the asymmetrical sequences… CONTINUE READING