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


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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