|Citation||Akhmanova, A., Hennig, W. (1998). Drosophila melanogaster histone H2B retropseudogene is inserted into a region rich in transposable elements. Genome 41(3): 396--401. (Export to RIS)|
|Publication Type||Research paper|
|PubMed Abstract||We have isolated and characterized the genomic sequence of a Drosophila melanogaster histone H2B pseudogene that is localized outside of the cluster of the replication-dependent histone genes and has all the properties of a retropseudogene. It is highly homologous to the transcribed region of the D. melanogaster histone H2B gene, but not to its flanking regions, and is surrounded by short direct repeats. The pseudogene contains several point mutations that preclude its translation. The sequence of the 3' region of this pseudogene is compatible with the hypothesis that the 3' terminal stem-loop structure of the histone H2B mRNA has served as a primer for the reverse transcription event from which this pseudogene originated. Analysis of the regions flanking the histone H2B pseudogene revealed the presence of three different types of transposable elements, suggesting that this chromosomal locus represents a hotspot for transposition.|
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|Language of Publication||English|
|Additional Languages of Abstract||French|
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