Transposition and Retrotransposition in Plants

  • Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer
  • Heinz Saedler
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 47)


The mobile elements thus far identified in bacteria, yeast, animals, and plants possess common features such as the generation of somatic or germinal instability in genes affected by their insertion, the creation of target site duplication upon their integration, and the structural organization of their termini (for review, see Ref. 40).


Transposable Element Rous Sarcoma Virus Target Site Duplication Hybrid Dysgenesis Cold Spring Harbor Symposium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer
    • 1
  • Heinz Saedler
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für ZüchtungsforschungKölnFederal Republic of Germany

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