Cloning and characterization of a highly repeated DNA sequence in Hordeum vulgare L.

Kebin Liu, Shauna Somerville

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Abstract

A novel repetitive DNA sequence, R10hvcop, has been identified in the barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) genome. This 830 base pair (bp) DNA sequence has a 606-bp open reading frame and is present as approximately 1.96 X 105 copies per haploid barley genome. Southern blot analysis revealed that repetitive DNA elements containing R10hvcop and related sequences were dispersed within the barley chromosomes. Sequences similar to R10hvcop were also found in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), rye (Secale cereale L.), and oat (Arena sativa L.) with copy numbers of 8 X 104, 1.39 X 105, and 7.9 X 104 per haploid genome, respectively. Sequences similar to R10hvcop were also present in the corn (Zea mays L. ssp. mays) genome, but they were not highly repeated. Barley, wheat, rye, oat, and corn showed species-specific restriction fragment length polymorphisms of R10hvcop and related sequences. Computer-based similarity searches revealed that R10hvcop is closely related to reverse transcriptase genes in retrotransposons and retrotransposon-like elements of several plant species and of Drosophila. The highly repetitive nature, interspersed distribution, and high degree of similarity to reverse transcriptase genes suggests that R10hvcop contains the sequence of a diverged reverse transcriptase gene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1159-1168
Number of pages10
JournalGenome
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Hordeum
Organism Cloning
RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
Genome
Triticum
Zea mays
Retroelements
Haploidy
Base Pairing
Genes
Nucleic Acid Repetitive Sequences
Southern Blotting
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms
Open Reading Frames
Drosophila
Chromosomes
DNA
Secale
Avena

Keywords

  • Barley
  • Repetitive DNA
  • Reverse transcriptase gene
  • Sequence divergence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Cloning and characterization of a highly repeated DNA sequence in Hordeum vulgare L. / Liu, Kebin; Somerville, Shauna.

In: Genome, Vol. 39, No. 6, 01.01.1996, p. 1159-1168.

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Liu, Kebin ; Somerville, Shauna. / Cloning and characterization of a highly repeated DNA sequence in Hordeum vulgare L. In: Genome. 1996 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 1159-1168.
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