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Junk DNA as an evolutionary force

Nature volume 443, pages 521524 (05 October 2006) | Download Citation

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Transposable elements were long dismissed as useless, but they are emerging as major players in evolution. Their interactions with the genome and the environment affect how genes are translated into physical traits.

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  1. Christian Biémont and Cristina Vieira are in the Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, UMR 5558, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France. biemont@biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr

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