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The predominantly selfing plant Arabidopsis thaliana experienced a recent reduction in transposable element abundance compared to its outcrossing relative Arabidopsis lyrata

Overview of attention for article published in Mobile DNA, February 2012
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Title
The predominantly selfing plant Arabidopsis thaliana experienced a recent reduction in transposable element abundance compared to its outcrossing relative Arabidopsis lyrata
Published in
Mobile DNA, February 2012
DOI 10.1186/1759-8753-3-2
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Authors

Nicole de la Chaux, Takashi Tsuchimatsu, Kentaro K Shimizu, Andreas Wagner

Abstract

Transposable elements (TEs) are major contributors to genome evolution. One factor that influences their evolutionary dynamics is whether their host reproduces through selfing or through outcrossing. According to the recombinational spreading hypothesis, for instance, TEs can spread more easily in outcrossing species through recombination, and should thus be less abundant in selfing species. We here studied the distribution and evolutionary dynamics of TE families in the predominantly selfing plant Arabidopsis thaliana and its close outcrossing relative Arabidopsis lyrata on a genome-wide scale. We characterized differences in TE abundance between them and asked which, if any, existing hypotheses about TE abundances may explain these differences.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
France 1 1%
Austria 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
China 1 1%
Unknown 86 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 28%
Researcher 26 27%
Student > Master 11 12%
Student > Postgraduate 5 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 9 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 67 71%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 15%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Computer Science 1 1%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 10 11%

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