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LTR retrotransposons in rice (Oryza sativa, L.): recent burst amplifications followed by rapid DNA loss.
BMC Genomics. 2007 Jul 06; 8:218.BG

Abstract

BACKGROUND

LTR retrotransposons are one of the main causes for plant genome size and structure evolution, along with polyploidy. The characterization of their amplification and subsequent elimination of the genomes is therefore a major goal in plant evolutionary genomics. To address the extent and timing of these forces, we performed a detailed analysis of 41 LTR retrotransposon families in rice.

RESULTS

Using a new method to estimate the insertion date of both truncated and complete copies, we estimated these two forces more accurately than previous studies based on other methods. We show that LTR retrotransposons have undergone bursts of amplification within the past 5 My. These bursts vary both in date and copy number among families, revealing that each family has a particular amplification history. The number of solo LTR varies among families and seems to correlate with LTR size, suggesting that solo LTR formation is a family-dependent process. The deletion rate estimate leads to the prediction that the half-life of LTR retrotransposon sequences evolving neutrally is about 19 My in rice, suggesting that other processes than the formation of small deletions are prevalent in rice DNA removal.

CONCLUSION

Our work provides insights into the dynamics of LTR retrotransposons in the rice genome. We show that transposable element families have distinct amplification patterns, and that the turn-over of LTR retrotransposons sequences is rapid in the rice genome.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratoire Bioinformatique et Génomique, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France. vitte.clementine@ijm.jussieu.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17617907

Citation

Vitte, Clémentine, et al. "LTR Retrotransposons in Rice (Oryza Sativa, L.): Recent Burst Amplifications Followed By Rapid DNA Loss." BMC Genomics, vol. 8, 2007, p. 218.
Vitte C, Panaud O, Quesneville H. LTR retrotransposons in rice (Oryza sativa, L.): recent burst amplifications followed by rapid DNA loss. BMC Genomics. 2007;8:218.
Vitte, C., Panaud, O., & Quesneville, H. (2007). LTR retrotransposons in rice (Oryza sativa, L.): recent burst amplifications followed by rapid DNA loss. BMC Genomics, 8, 218.
Vitte C, Panaud O, Quesneville H. LTR Retrotransposons in Rice (Oryza Sativa, L.): Recent Burst Amplifications Followed By Rapid DNA Loss. BMC Genomics. 2007 Jul 6;8:218. PubMed PMID: 17617907.
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TY - JOUR T1 - LTR retrotransposons in rice (Oryza sativa, L.): recent burst amplifications followed by rapid DNA loss. AU - Vitte,Clémentine, AU - Panaud,Olivier, AU - Quesneville,Hadi, Y1 - 2007/07/06/ PY - 2006/12/29/received PY - 2007/07/06/accepted PY - 2007/7/10/pubmed PY - 2007/8/19/medline PY - 2007/7/10/entrez SP - 218 EP - 218 JF - BMC genomics JO - BMC Genomics VL - 8 N2 - BACKGROUND: LTR retrotransposons are one of the main causes for plant genome size and structure evolution, along with polyploidy. The characterization of their amplification and subsequent elimination of the genomes is therefore a major goal in plant evolutionary genomics. To address the extent and timing of these forces, we performed a detailed analysis of 41 LTR retrotransposon families in rice. RESULTS: Using a new method to estimate the insertion date of both truncated and complete copies, we estimated these two forces more accurately than previous studies based on other methods. We show that LTR retrotransposons have undergone bursts of amplification within the past 5 My. These bursts vary both in date and copy number among families, revealing that each family has a particular amplification history. The number of solo LTR varies among families and seems to correlate with LTR size, suggesting that solo LTR formation is a family-dependent process. The deletion rate estimate leads to the prediction that the half-life of LTR retrotransposon sequences evolving neutrally is about 19 My in rice, suggesting that other processes than the formation of small deletions are prevalent in rice DNA removal. CONCLUSION: Our work provides insights into the dynamics of LTR retrotransposons in the rice genome. We show that transposable element families have distinct amplification patterns, and that the turn-over of LTR retrotransposons sequences is rapid in the rice genome. SN - 1471-2164 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17617907/LTR_retrotransposons_in_rice__Oryza_sativa_L__:_recent_burst_amplifications_followed_by_rapid_DNA_loss_ L2 - https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2164-8-218 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -