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Plant Transposable Elements

Impact on Genome Structure and Function

  • Marie-Angèle Grandbastien
  • Josep M. Casacuberta

Part of the Topics in Current Genetics book series (TCG, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Timothée Flutre, Emmanuelle Permal, Hadi Quesneville
    Pages 17-39
  3. Concepcion Muñoz-Diez, Clémentine Vitte, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Brandon S. Gaut, Maud I. Tenaillon
    Pages 41-58
  4. Howard M. Laten, Garen D. Gaston
    Pages 89-112
  5. Hélène Guermonprez, Elizabeth Hénaff, Marta Cifuentes, Josep M. Casacuberta
    Pages 113-124
  6. Christian Parisod, Natacha Senerchia
    Pages 147-168
  7. Nathalia de Setta, Cushla J. Metcalfe, Guilherme M. Q. Cruz, Edgar A. Ochoa, Marie-Anne Van Sluys
    Pages 169-192
  8. Yubin Li, Hugo K. Dooner
    Pages 193-217
  9. Douglas R. Hoen, Thomas E. Bureau
    Pages 219-251
  10. Quynh Trang Bui, Marie-Angèle Grandbastien
    Pages 273-296
  11. Ning Jiang, Sofia Visa, Shan Wu, Esther van der Knaap
    Pages 297-312
  12. Antonella Furini
    Pages 313-324
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 325-330

About this book


Transposable elements are DNA sequences with the capacity to move within a genome. Although their presence and impact has long been known, the recent genome-wide analysis of many eukaryotic genomes has uncovered their major role in genome dynamics and function. The present book explains how to recognize and study transposable elements, e.g. by using state-of-the-art strategies based on new-generation sequencing. Moreover, the impact of transposable elements on plant genome structure and function is reviewed in detail and illustrated in examples and case studies.

The book is intended both for readers familiar with the field and for newcomers. With large-scale sequencing becoming increasingly available, more and more people will come across transposable element sequences in their data, and this volume will hopefully help to convince them that transposable elements are not just "junk" DNA, and may actually be the most interesting and fun part of their data!


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marie-Angèle Grandbastien
    • 1
  • Josep M. Casacuberta
    • 2
  1. 1., Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB)INRA VersaillesVersailles CedexFrance
  2. 2., Centre de Recerca en Agrigenomica (CRAG)CSIC-RTA-UABBarcelonaSpain

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From the reviews:

“For the 16 chapters of this volume, the editors have brought together contributors from all corners of the diverse field of transposon biology. … This volume is pitched to both transposon biologists and to nonspecialists. … the book provides a good introduction to this very broad research field and will be a key reference for specialists.” (J. Arvid Ågren, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 88 (3), September, 2013)