Transposons but not retrotransposons are located preferentially in regions of high recombination rate in Caenorhabditis elegans.

@article{Duret2000TransposonsBN,
  title={Transposons but not retrotransposons are located preferentially in regions of high recombination rate in Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Laurent Duret and Gabriel A.B. Marais and Christian Bi{\'e}mont},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2000},
  volume={156 4},
  pages={1661-9}
}
We analyzed the distribution of transposable elements (TEs: transposons, LTR retrotransposons, and non-LTR retrotransposons) in the chromosomes of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The density of transposons (DNA-based elements) along the chromosomes was found to be positively correlated with recombination rate, but this relationship was not observed for… CONTINUE READING