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Research Article

Exceptional Diversity, Non-Random Distribution, and Rapid Evolution of Retroelements in the B73 Maize Genome

  • Regina S. Baucom equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Regina S. Baucom, James C. Estill

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • James C. Estill equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Regina S. Baucom, James C. Estill

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Cristian Chaparro,

    Affiliation: Université de Perpignan, Via Domitia, CNRS UMR5096 LGDP, Perpignan, France

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  • Naadira Upshaw,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ansuya Jogi,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jean-Marc Deragon,

    Affiliation: Université de Perpignan, Via Domitia, CNRS UMR5096 LGDP, Perpignan, France

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  • Richard P. Westerman,

    Affiliation: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Phillip J. SanMiguel,

    Affiliation: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey L. Bennetzen mail

    maize@uga.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: November 20, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000732
  • Published in PLOS Genetics

About the Authors

Regina S. Baucom, Naadira Upshaw, Ansuya Jogi, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen
Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
James C. Estill
Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Cristian Chaparro, Jean-Marc Deragon
Université de Perpignan, Via Domitia, CNRS UMR5096 LGDP, Perpignan, France
Richard P. Westerman, Phillip J. SanMiguel
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: maize@uga.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RSB JCE CC JMD RPW PJS JLB. Performed the experiments: RSB JCE CC NU AJ JMD RPW PJS JLB. Analyzed the data: RSB JCE CC NU AJ JMD RPW PJS JLB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RSB JCE CC JMD RPW PJS JLB. Wrote the paper: RSB JCE CC JMD RPW PJS JLB.