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Evolutionary dynamics of transposable elements in bdelloid rotifers

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Transposable elements (TEs) are selfish genomic parasites whose ability to spread autonomously is facilitated by sexual reproduction in their hosts. If hosts become obligately asexual, TE frequencies and dynamics are predicted to change dramatically, but the long-term outcome is unclear. Here, we test current theory using whole-genome sequence data from eight species of bdelloid rotifers, a class of invertebrates in which males are thus far unknown. Contrary to expectations, we find a variety...

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10.7554/elife.63194

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Natural Environment Research Council
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NE/S010866/2
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eLife Sciences Publications
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10
Article number:
e63194
Publication date:
2021-02-05
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2021-02-04
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2050-084X
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1160241
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2021-02-11

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