Structural characterization of copia-type retrotransposons leads to insights into the marker development in a biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas L.

@inproceedings{Alipour2013StructuralCO,
  title={Structural characterization of copia-type retrotransposons leads to insights into the marker development in a biofuel crop, Jatropha curcas L.},
  author={Atefeh Alipour and Suguru Tsuchimoto and Hiroe Sakai and Nobuko Ohmido and Kiichi Fukui},
  booktitle={Biotechnology for biofuels},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Recently, Jatropha curcas L. has attracted worldwide attention for its potential as a source of biodiesel. However, most DNA markers have demonstrated high levels of genetic similarity among and within jatropha populations around the globe. Despite promising features of copia-type retrotransposons as ideal genetic tools for gene tagging, mutagenesis, and marker-assisted selection, they have not been characterized in the jatropha genome yet. Here, we examined the diversity, evolution… CONTINUE READING