Genome Size Evolution: Small Transposons with Large Consequences

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Cite this