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le jeudi 28 juin à 11:00

Sarah Schaack (Reed College, Portland)

Salle de formation du PRABI

par Vincent Daubin - 28 juin 2012

Spontaneous Mutation, Horizontal Transfer, and Sex : Understanding the
Evolution of the Mobilome

Transposable elements (TEs) are now known to occupy a huge proportion
of most multicellular eukaryotic genomes, yet the factors influencing
their proliferation are only beginning to be investigated. In addition
to giving a brief overview of their role in genome evolution, I will
discuss recent work on a few important factors (sex, horizontal
transfer, and transposition rates) that influence the coevolutionary
dynamics between TEs and the host genomes they inhabit.