Repeated Sequences and Genome Change

  • R. B. Flavell
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


Repeated sequences, by their very nature of being present in many copies in the genome, appear to be prone to rapid change. Enzymes, especially those involved in recombination and replication, appear to mistake one copy for another and produce various new DNA structures. Other sorts of repeats, notably those in transposable elements, are recognised by enzymes, excised from the chromosomes and integrated elsewhere.


Transposable Element Inverted Repeat Gene Conversion Concerted Evolution Genome Change 
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  1. 1.Plant Breeding InstituteTrumpington, CambridgeEngland

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