Ty elements

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Retroposons (q.v.) of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The symbol Ty comes from transposon- yeast. There are 52 Ty elements per haploid yeast genome, and each consists of a central region of about 5.6 kilobase pairs of DNA flanked by direct repeats about 330 base pairs long. See Chronology, 1979, Cameron et al.; 1985, Boeke et al.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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