Newly recognized large transposable elements in fungi dubbed Starships may not be selfish after all.
You wouldn’t toss out all the punctuation in a book as “junk ABC” now, would you? Punctuation has a function.
From a new, open-access article, “Implications of the first complete human genome assembly.”
Junk DNA has been getting redress for decades of ignominy. Now, retrotransposons and transposable elements may be next in line for a better reputation.
The “long-winged” phenotype is generated if the environmental conditions deteriorate due to reduced food supply or overpopulation.