Fraction of genome that is retrotransposon sequences

Range Brachypodium distachyon 21.4% rice 26% sorghum 54% wheat >80% %
Organism Grass spp.
Reference International Brachypodium Initiative. Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature. 2010 Feb 11 463(7282):763-8. doi: 10.1038/nature08747. p.764 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID20148030
Primary Source Bennetzen, J. L. & Kellogg, E. A. Do plants have a one-way ticket to genomic obesity? Plant Cell 9, 1509 – 1514 (1997).PubMed ID12237393
Comments p.764 right column bottom paragraph:"Exhaustive analysis of transposable elements (Supplementary Information and Supplementary Table 14) showed retrotransposon sequences comprise 21.4% of the genome, compared to 26% in rice, 54% in sorghum, and more than 80% in wheat [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
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