TamiR1123 originated from a family of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITE) including one inserted in the Vrn-A1a promoter in wheat.

@article{Yu2014TamiR1123OF,
  title={TamiR1123 originated from a family of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITE) including one inserted in the Vrn-A1a promoter in wheat.},
  author={Ming Yu and Brett F. Carver and Liuling Yan},
  journal={Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={215-216},
  pages={117-23}
}
More than half of spring wheat cultivars have a dominant Vrn-A1a allele that has an insertion of a miniature inverted-repeat transposable element (MITE) in its promoter. In this study, we found that the MITE present in the Vrn-A1a gene (MITE_VRN) is a nearly perfect palindrome and it can form highly stable hairpin loops when expressed as RNA. MITE_VRN also… CONTINUE READING