• Few mitochondrial DNA sequences are inserted into the turkey nuclear genome: evolutionary analyses and informativity in the domestic lineage

    6 monthes ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    Mitochondrial DNA insertions have been detected in the nuclear genome of many eukaryotes. These sequences are pseudogenes originated by horizontal transfer of mtDNA fragments into the nuclear genome, producing nuclear DNA sequences of mitochondrial origin. In this study we determined the frequency and distribution of mtDNA-originated pseudogenes in the turkey nuclear genome. The turkey reference genome was aligned with the reference linearized mtDNA sequence using last. A total of 32 numt sequences (corresponding to 18 numt regions derived by unique insertional events) were...
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