Genome dynamics: Transposition and the single cell

David J. Finnegan

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Ciliate development requires assembly of functional genes from segments separated by intervening sequences now shown to have properties of transposons. This may be a relic of a time when transposition drove genome evolution, leading to the differentiation of the germline micronucleus and somatic macronucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R555-R558
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2009


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