LTR retrotransposon dynamics in the evolution of the olive (Olea europaea) genome.
Bottom Line: The insertion time of intact retroelements was estimated based on sister LTR's divergence.Although some elements inserted relatively recently, the mean insertion age of the isolated retroelements is around 18 million yrs.The occurrence of numerous solo-LTRs related to isolated full-length retroelements was ascertained for two Gypsy elements and one Copia element.
Affiliation: Department of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa I-56124, Italy.Show MeSH
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Mentions: To estimate the equilibrium between RE replication and RE loss, Illumina reads were mapped onto each full-length LTR-RE, keeping LTR sequences separate from the respective inter-LTR region. The results of this analysis are shown in Fig. 3.Figure 3.
Affiliation: Department of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa I-56124, Italy.