Genome size evolution: Small transposons with large consequences

Alexander Suh

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Transposable elements (TEs) heavily influence genome size variation between organisms. A new study on larvacean tunicates now shows that even non-autonomous TEs — small TEs that parasitize the enzymatic machinery of large, autonomous TEs — can have a large impact on genome size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R241-R243
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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