Sustained retrotransposition is mediated by nucleotide deletions and interelement recombinations.

@article{Sharma2008SustainedRI,
  title={Sustained retrotransposition is mediated by nucleotide deletions and interelement recombinations.},
  author={A Sharma and Kevin L. Schneider and Gernot G. Presting},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 40},
  pages={
          15470-4
        }
}
The term "C-value paradox" was coined by C. A. Thomas, Jr. in 1971 [Thomas CA (1971) Ann Rev Genetics 5:237-256] to describe the initially puzzling lack of correlation between an organism's genome size and its morphological complexity. Polyploidy and the expansion of repetitive DNA, primarily transposable elements, are two mechanisms that have since been found to account for this differential. While the inactivation of retrotransposons by methylation and their removal from the genome by… CONTINUE READING

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