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A comparative analysis of a major repeat DNA sequence prevalent among Anatidae (waterfowl)

The evolution of a 190 bp tandemly organized, highly repeated DNA sequence (AMR), prevalent among Anatidae (waterflow), was extensively studied. Monomeric units of the AMR repeat family were cloned and sequenced from the American Merganser (Mergus merganser), Barrows Goldeneye (Bucephela islandica), Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), North American Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) and Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). Data provided from intra and interspecific sequence comparisons was analyzed with respect to the modes of evolution previously proposed for other non-avian repeat families. To estimate the importance of primary DNA structure with regard to function and evolution, the AMR sequence was compared to three different nonhomologous, tandemly organized, highly repetitive DNA sequences. These repeat sequences were isolated from the Blue Fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), Goffins Cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) and Flamingo (Phoenicopterus indus). / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 51-09, Section: B, page: 4171. / Major Professor: Siwo R. de Kloet. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1990.
ContributorsMadsen, Cort Stanford., Florida State University
Source SetsFlorida State University
Detected LanguageEnglish
Format157 p.
RightsOn campus use only.
RelationDissertation Abstracts International

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