Useful parasites: the evolutionary biology and biotechnology applications of transposable elements

Abstract

Transposable elements usually comprise the most abundant nongenic fraction of eukaryotic genomes. Because of their capacity to selfreplicate and to induce a wide range of mutations, transposable elements have long been considered as ‘parasitic’ or ‘selfish’. Today, we recognize that the findings about genomic changes affected by transposable elements have… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12041-016-0702-6

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