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New research shows how mobile DNA survives—and thrives—in plants, animals

Athens, Ga. – Bits of movable DNA called transposable elements or TEs fill up the genomes of plants and animals, but it has remained unclear how a genome can survive a rapid burst of hundreds, even thousands of new TE insertions. Now, for the first time, research led by plant biologists at the...

Published on 21 October 2009, 13:01