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dc.contributor.authorMcCollum, Andrea Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:59:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:59:33Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.othermccollum_andrea_m_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mccollum_andrea_m_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29258
dc.description.abstractTransposable elements are mobile DNA sequences that can move from one chromosome position to another. These elements are ubiquitous in eukaryotes and compose a large percentage of some eukaryotic genomes. The current thesis considers the impacts of transposable elements on host genes. Four LTR-retrotransposon/gene associations in Caenorhabditis elegans have been surveyed across known populations of the species. All four associations are detected in high frequency or fixed throughout the species. In another population study, a euchromatic LTR-retrotransposon/gene association in Drosophila melanogaster is only detected in one population while a heterochromatic association is detected in all populations examined. Sequence analysis of the LTR sequence suggests that selection is maintaining this retrotransposon sequence in the Drosophila melanogaster species as well as a sister taxa, D. mauritiana.
dc.languageStudies on the significance of LTR-retrotransposons on gene structure and function
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGenetics
dc.subjectTransposable element
dc.subjectHeterochromatin
dc.subjectMolecular evolution
dc.subjectDrosophila
dc.subjectCaenorhabditis
dc.titleStudies on the significance of LTR-retrotransposons on gene structure and function
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGenetics
dc.description.majorGenetics
dc.description.advisorJohn F. McDonald
dc.description.committeeJohn F. McDonald
dc.description.committeeWyatt W. Anderson
dc.description.committeeRodney Mauricio


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