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Transposed Genes in Arabidopsis Are Often Associated with Flanking Repeats

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Diagram depicting intrachromosomal recombination and insertion via recombination of homologous sequence.

A gene (grey rectangle) bracketed by direct repeats (A) may form a circle, which then might be integrated elsewhere in the genome if the target region contains sequence similarity to the flanking repeats (B). In the case of this figure, the slight dissimilarity between the repeat sequence of the flanking repeats surrounding the transposed gene and the homologous sequence of the target sequence, may give rise to flanking sequences at the target site that no longer share sequence similarity.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1000949.g003