W067 Mobile Elements in Musa Genomes

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Time: 10:50 AM
Room: Pacific Salon 6-7 (2nd Floor)
Trude Schwarzacher , University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Chee How Teo , IPK-Gatersleben, Gatersleben, Germany
Faisal Nouroz , University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Pat Heslop-Harrison , University of Leicester, Leicester, Leic, United Kingdom
In this talk I will be discussing mobile and other repetitive DNA elements and their diversity and distribution in Musa. Using DNA sequence analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization to chromosomes and DNA methylation studies we have analysed the organization, amplification and movement as well as the control of repetitive DNA. We are particularly interested in the role mobile elements play in shaping the genomes and their evolution.  For references see www.molcyt.com