Epigenetics and Transposable Elements

Despot Slade, Evelin (2014) Epigenetics and Transposable Elements. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Transposable elements are mobile DNA sequences that are widely distributed in bacteria, plants and animals. They are a common component in many epigenetic mechanisms, as they generally exist in inactive ‘epigenetically silenced’ form. New insight challenges the view on TEs as genomic parasites and gives them profoundly generative role in genome evolution. TEs accumulate because of, not despite, epigenetic mechanisms. Although silencing slows the pace of genome restructuring to an evolutionary time scale, mobile elements within genome have indubitably driven genome evolution in diverse ways.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Besendorfer, Višnja
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 15
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 08:03
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 08:44
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/793

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