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Trends Microbiol. 1996 Sep;4(9):347-53.

The contributions of retroelements to plant genome organization, function and evolution.

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  • 1Dept of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1392, USA. maize@bilbo.bio.purdue.edu

Abstract

Plant genomes are rich in mobile DNAs of several retroelement classes. The great abundance, broad dispersion, and hypervariability of plant retroelements indicate that they make a major contribution to host genome organization, function and evolution.

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