The splicing of transposable elements and its role in intron evolution

M. Purugganan, S. Wessler

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Abstract

Recent studies have demonstrated that transposable elements in maize and Drosophila are spliced from pre-mRNA. These transposable element introns represent the first examples of recent addition of introns into nuclear genes. The eight reported examples of transposable element splicing include members of the maize Ac/Ds and Spm/dSpm and the Drosophila P and 412 element families. The details of the splicing of these transposable elements and their relevance to models of intron origin are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalGenetica
Volume86
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992

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Keywords

  • intron evolution
  • splicing
  • Transposable elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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The splicing of transposable elements and its role in intron evolution. / Purugganan, M.; Wessler, S.

In: Genetica, Vol. 86, No. 1-3, 01.1992, p. 295-303.

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Purugganan, M. ; Wessler, S. / The splicing of transposable elements and its role in intron evolution. In: Genetica. 1992 ; Vol. 86, No. 1-3. pp. 295-303.
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