Analysis of repetitive sequence elements containing tRNA-like sequences.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Several repetitive sequence elements from diverse species share extensive sequence homology with tRNA molecules. Analysis of the tRNA-like sequences within these elements suggest that they have originated from authentic tRNA sequences. Elements containing tRNA-like sequences can be divided into three distinct groups whose members share extensive sequence homology, have similar sequence organization and have unique species distribution. We suggest that these three groups represent independent examples of retroposon families that have originated from tRNAs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lawrence, CB; McDonnell, DP; Ramsey, WJ

Published Date

  • June 25, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 4239 - 4252

PubMed ID

  • 3839306

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC321785

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0305-1048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/13.12.4239


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England