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Genetic diversity of SIRE-1 retroelements in annual and perennial glycine species revealed using SSAP

1Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA, UK

2School of Life-Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK

© 2006 University of Wrocław, Poland. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters. Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 103–110, ISSN (Online) 1689-1392, DOI: 10.2478/s11658-006-0054-y, November 2006

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Sequence Specific Amplification Polymorphisms (SSAP) were used to measure the distribution and structure of SIRE-1 retroelement populations in annual and perennial Glycine species. For SSAP analysis, primers corresponding to a region immediately upstream of the 3’LTR of the soybean retroelement SIRE-1 were chosen. Analysis reveals that SIRE-1 is present throughout the Glycine genus and shows that the annual species have similar SIRE-1 populations whilst the perennial species have much more distinct and diverse populations. The high number of species-specific subgroups suggest that SIRE-1 has been active and evolving independently in each species during the course of Glycine evolution.

Keywords: Glycine; Retroelement; SSAP; phylogeny; SIRE-1; copia

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