Variability, Recombination, and Mosaic Evolution of the Barley BARE-1 Retrotransposon

@article{Vicient2004VariabilityRA,
  title={Variability, Recombination, and Mosaic Evolution of the Barley BARE-1 Retrotransposon},
  author={Carlos M Vicient and Ruslan N. Kalendar and Alan H Schulman},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={61},
  pages={275-291}
}
BARE-1 is a highly abundant, copia-like, LTR (long terminal repeat) retrotransposon in the genus Hordeum. The LTRs provide the promoter, terminator, and polyadenylation signals necessary for the replicational life cycle of retrotransposons. We have examined the variability and evolution of BARE-1-like elements, focusing on the LTRs. Three groups were found, corresponding to each of the Hordeum genome types analyzed, which predate the divergence of these types. The most variable LTR regions are… CONTINUE READING