Affiliation: Harvard University
- The evolution of the novel Sdic gene cluster in Drosophila melanogasterRita Ponce
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Gene 376:174-83. 2006..There is also a retrotransposon located at the 3' end of each Sdic gene copy. We argue that this gene cluster was formed in the last two million years by at least three tandem duplications and one retrotransposition event...
- The use of a non-LTR element to date the formation of the Sdic gene clusterRita Ponce
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, MA 02138, Cambridge, USA
Genetica 131:315-24. 2007..The life history of the RT1C elements in the genome of D. melanogaster was used to determine the insertion chronology of the elements in the cluster and to date the duplication events that originated this cluster...