Genetica

, Volume 100, Issue 1, pp 185–195

The evolution of Ty1-copia group retrotransposons in eukaryote genomes

  • Andrew J. Flavell
  • Stephen R. Pearce
  • (j.S.) Pat Heslop-Harrison
  • Amar Kumar
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018385713293

Cite this article as:
Flavell, A.J., Pearce, S.R., Heslop-Harrison, .P. et al. Genetica (1997) 100: 185. doi:10.1023/A:1018385713293

Abstract

The Ty1-copia group of LTR retrotransposons has been studied extensively in yeast and Drosophila, the organisms in which they were first discovered, and more recently in higher plant and vertebrate species. Their properties, such as copy number, sequence homogeneity, transcriptional and transpositional activity vary greatly between these different hosts. We will try to resolve these apparent discrepancies between these properties, explain any fundamental differences in the biology of the Ty1- copia group between hosts, and propose a general model for LTR retrotransposon evolution.

biodiversitycopiaevolutiongenome organizationretrotransposonTy element

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. Flavell
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Pearce
    • 1
    • 2
  • (j.S.) Pat Heslop-Harrison
    • 3
  • Amar Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of DundeeUK
  2. 2.Scottish Crop Research InstituteInvergowrie, DundeeUK
  3. 3.Karyobiology GroupJohn Innes CentreUK