Transposable Elements in Mendelian Populations. II. Distribution of Three COPIA-like Elements in a Natural Population of DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER.

@article{Montgomery1983TransposableEI,
  title={Transposable Elements in Mendelian Populations. II. Distribution of Three COPIA-like Elements in a Natural Population of DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER.},
  author={E A Montgomery and Charles H. Langley},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1983},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={473-83}
}
Twenty X chromosomes isolated from a natural population of Drosophila melanogaster were surveyed using in situ hybridization to determine the number and cytogenetic location of three families of transposable elements: copia, 412 and 297. We found no sites of insertions in high frequency; in fact, frequencies of specific sites for all three elements were so low that each insertion could be interpreted as being unique. This suggests that rates of transposition and deletion for these elements are… CONTINUE READING

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