Advancements in Genetic Engineering

Advancements in Genetic Engineering
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ISSN: 2169-0111

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Asking the Right Question about the Genetic Basis of Domestication: What is the Source of Genetic Diversity of Domesticated Species?

Glazko V, Zybailov B and Glazko T

In this paper we investigate source of increased genetic diversity - one of the most obvious characteristics of domesticated species, leading to a wide range of phenotypic variability (breeds). The hypothesis that we put forward during the course of our studies focuses on transposons and retro-viral elements in the domesticated genomes. The inherent tolerance for transposition of mobile elements could lead to enhanced genetic diversity in the domesticated species.