Transposable elements in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Lee2010TransposableEI,
  title={Transposable elements in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Yuh Chwen G Lee and Charles H. Langley},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={365 1544},
  pages={1219-28}
}
Transposable elements (TEs) are families of small DNA sequences found in the genomes of virtually all organisms. The sequences typically encode essential components for the replicative transposition sequences of that TE family. Thus, TEs are simply genomic parasites that inflict detrimental mutations on the fitness of their hosts. Several models have been proposed for the containment of TE copy number in outbreeding host populations such as Drosophila. Surveys of the TEs in genomes from natural… CONTINUE READING

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