Silencing of retrotransposons in arabidopsis and reactivation by the ddm1 mutation.

@article{Hirochika2000SilencingOR,
  title={Silencing of retrotransposons in arabidopsis and reactivation by the ddm1 mutation.},
  author={Hirohiko Hirochika and Haruko Okamoto and Tetsuji Kakutani},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={357-69}
}
Gene silencing associated with repeated DNA sequences has been reported for many eukaryotes, including plants. However, its biological significance remains to be determined. One important function that has been proposed is the suppression of transposons. Here, we address transposon suppression by examining the behavior of the tobacco retrotransposon Tto1 and endogenous retrotransposons in Arabidopsis. After an initial increase in copy number because of active transposition in the Arabidopsis… CONTINUE READING
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