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It takes two transposons to tango: transposable-element-mediated chromosomal rearrangements.

Gray, Y H M

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Transposable elements (TEs) promote various chromosomal rearrangements more efficiently, and often more specifically, than other cellular processes1-3. One explanation of such events is homologous recombination between multiple copies of a TE present in a genome. Although this does occur, strong evidence from a number of TE systems in bacteria, plants and animals suggests that another mechanism - alternative transposition - induces a large proportion of TE-associated chromosomal rearrangements....[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89003
Source: Trends in Genetics
DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9525(00)02104-1

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