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Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species

Oettler, Jan, Schrader, Lukas, Kim, Jay W., Ence, Daniel, Zimin, Aleksey, Klein, Antonia, Wyschetzki, Katharina, Weichselgartner, Tobias, Kemena, Carsten, Stöckl, Johannes, Schultner, Eva, Wurm, Yannik, Smith, Christopher D., Yandell, Mark, Heinze, Jürgen and Gadau, Jürgen (2014) Transposable element islands facilitate adaptation to novel environments in an invasive species. Nature Communications 5 (5495).

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Adaptation requires genetic variation, but founder populations are generally genetically depleted. Here we sequence two populations of an inbred ant that diverge in phenotype to determine how variability is generated. Cardiocondyla obscurior has the smallest of the sequenced ant genomes and its structure suggests a fundamental role of transposable elements (TEs) in adaptive evolution. ...

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Item type:Article
Date:16 December 2014
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1038/ncomms6495DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:31389
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