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TUBIS, a fossilized retroposon in the tubulin gene cluster of Trypanosoma brucei



TUBIS, a fossilized retroposon in the tubulin gene cluster of Trypanosoma brucei



Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1218(1): 99



The genome of Trypanosoma brucei contains many copies of TRS/ingi, a retroposon like element of about 5 kb length. One vestigial member of this family, TUBIS, is found in the tubulin gene cluster. The element has sequence homologies to reverse transcriptase. The similarity to TRS/ingi is lost after 4 kb, resulting in a 3' truncated element. The sequence following downstream shows similarities to 5' flanking regions of VSG genes.

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DOI: 10.1016/0167-4781(94)90107-4


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