Percent of genome that is retroelements

Value 49 Percent
Organism Wheat Triticum aestivum
Reference Li W, Zhang P, Fellers JP, Friebe B, Gill BS. Sequence composition, organization, and evolution of the core Triticeae genome. Plant J. 2004 Nov40(4):500-11PubMed ID15500466
Method Researchers sequenced an unfiltered genomic shotgun (trs) and a methylation–filtration (tmf) library of A. tauschii, and analyzed wheat expressed sequence tags (ESTs) to estimate the expression of genes and transposable elements (TEs).
Comments Repeated sequences constituted 91.6% of the genome, Retroelements constituted 53.5% of the repeated fraction representing 39 (12 Ty1-copia, 20 Ty3-gypsy, five LINE, and two TRIM) families. Multiplying 91.6 % by 0.535 gives 49%
Entered by Uri M
ID 103838