Transposable Elements and RNA provides the latest on the main families of transposable elements, their relationship with viruses, and the regulation of their activity. When the TE world meets the RNA realm, there is a necessity to reduce TE and virus activity. The discovery of such regulations associated with the impact of epigenetic phenomena in evolution and gene regulation evolution allows us to obtain a better idea of transposable element dynamics and evolution.
- Presents detailed information on the transposable elements (transposons and retroelements)
- Includes sections on transposable elements and viruses, epigenetics regulation, small RNA and reverse transcriptase
Students and researchers in the fields of genome evolution
- What transposable elements are?
2. Transposable elements and gene regulations
3. Transposable elements regulation by RNA interference
4. Evolution of regulation systems
5. Retroelements – origin and evolution
6. Retroelements et retropseudogenes (L1)
7. The reverse transcriptase
8. Transposition and origin of life?
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- © ISTE Press - Elsevier 2018
- 1st July 2018
- ISTE Press - Elsevier
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Pierre Capy got his PhD in Biology at the University Paris-Sud (1987). He joined the CNRS as research associate and then as research director (1982-1999). He was also research associate at the Washington University School of Medecine - St Louis in the Hartl’s lab (1990-1991). He is Professor in Biology at University Paris-Sud since 1999.
From 2010 à 2014, he was Dean of the Doctoral School “Genes, Genomes, cell” and Head of the CNRS lab “Evolution, Genomes and Speciation”. Today, he is President of Biology Department of the University Paris-Sud, and Head of the “Institute Diversity, Ecology and Evolution” (IDEEV).
His research programs deal with the evolution of transposable elements (TE) and their impacts on structural and functional evolutions of genomes.
Professor, Paris-Sud University
Aurélie Hua-Van is Assistant Professor at Paris-Sud University with expertise in the diversity and evolution of transposable elements and the evolutive dynamic of transposable elements.
Assistant Professor, Paris-Sud University