Fraction of retrotransposon sequences out of total genome

Range 49-78 %
Organism Corn Zea mays
Reference Phillip Sanmiguel and Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Evidence that a Recent Increase in Maize Genome Size was Caused by the Massive Amplification of Intergene Retrotransposons, Annals of Botany 82 (Supplement A): 37-44, 1998 Table - link
Method A recipient strain was constructed by plating 1 ml of an overnight culture of DH5a (BRL) on media containing 20ug*ml^-1 of rifampicin. A DMSO stock was made of one of the resulting colonies and this strain was named DH5arifR.
Comments Estimated percent of retrotransposons out of total genome 49-78 Percent.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103833