Marsupial-specific microRNAs evolved from marsupial-specific transposable elementsGene
NLM Title AbbreviationGene
DOI of Published Version10.1016/j.gene.2009.06.019
AbstractUsing a direct miRNA cloning strategy we previously identified fourteen marsupial- or species-specific microRNAs in the marsupial species Monodelphis domestica. In the present study we examined each of the pre-miRNAs and their flanking sequences and demonstrate that half of these miRNAs evolved from marsupial-specific transposable elements. These findings reinforce the view that transposable elements are a previously unappreciated source of new, lineage-specific microRNAs.
- Base Sequence,
- DNA Transposable Elements/genetics/physiology,
- Genetic Variation/physiology,
- Molecular Sequence Data,
- Nucleic Acid Conformation,
- Sequence Homology,
- Nucleic Acid,
- Species Specificity
Published Article/Book CitationGene, 448:2 (2009) pp.187-191.
Citation InformationEric J. Devor, A. S. Peek, W. Lanier and P. B. Samollow. "Marsupial-specific microRNAs evolved from marsupial-specific transposable elements" Gene Vol. 448 Iss. 2 (2009) p. 187 - 191 ISSN: 1879-0038
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_devor/108/