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Retrotransposons and Tandem Repeat Sequences in the Nuclear Genomes of Cryptomonad Algae
 

Summary: Retrotransposons and Tandem Repeat Sequences in the Nuclear
Genomes of Cryptomonad Algae
Hameed Khan,1
Catherine Kozera,2
Bruce A. Curtis,2
Jillian Tarrant Bussey,2
Stan Theophilou,1,
*
Sharen Bowman,2
John M. Archibald1
1
Genome Atlantic and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Program in Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 1X5
2
The Atlantic Genome Centre, Institute for Marine Biosciences, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Received: 10 April 2006 / Accepted: 24 October 2006 [Reviewing Editor: Dr. Debashish Bhattacharya]
Abstract. The cryptomonads are an enigmatic
group of unicellular eukaryotic algae that possess two
nuclear genomes, having acquired photosynthesis by
the uptake and retention of a eukaryotic algal endo-

  

Source: Archibald, John - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine