The recent invasion of natural Drosophila simulans populations by the P-element.

@article{Kofler2015TheRI,
  title={The recent invasion of natural Drosophila simulans populations by the P-element.},
  author={Robert Kofler and Tom Hill and Viola Nolte and Andrea J. Betancourt and Christian Schl{\"o}tterer},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 21},
  pages={
          6659-63
        }
}
The P-element is one of the best understood eukaryotic transposable elements. It invaded Drosophila melanogaster populations within a few decades but was thought to be absent from close relatives, including Drosophila simulans. Five decades after the spread in D. melanogaster, we provide evidence that the P-element has also invaded D. simulans. P-elements in D. simulans appear to have been acquired recently from D. melanogaster probably via a single horizontal transfer event. Expression data… CONTINUE READING
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