In and out of the rRNA genes: characterization of Pokey elements in the sequenced Daphnia genome

Only a few transposable elements are known to exhibit site-specific insertion patterns, including the well-studied R-element retrotransposons that insert into specific sites within the multigene rDNA. The only known rDNA-specific DNA transposon, Pokey (superfamily: piggyBac) is found in the freshwater microcrustacean, Daphnia pulex.

Posted: 2013-09-23 20:33:00

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