Transposable Element-driven Duplications during Hominoid Genome Evolution
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Mishra, B. 2008. Transposable Element-driven Duplications during Hominoid Genome Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
Hominoid genomes exhibit a significant number of large segmental duplications; these and other similar duplications in mammalian genomes are hypothesized to be mediated by transposable elements such as Alus or L1s in hominoids and rodents, respectively. The true evolutionary mechanisms that sculpted these duplications are emerging to be much more subtle and complex.
- segmental duplications (SD);
- low-copy repeats (LCR);
- copy number variations (CNV);
- transposable elements;
- rearrangement hotspots