Alu sequences and junk DNA

Aleksandar Milosavljevic milosav at SPICA.UCSC.EDU
Wed Feb 13 13:43:30 EST 1991

I would like to argue in support of sequencing complete genomes,
including the "junk". Without the 1000 or so Alu sequences available
in Genbank we [1] could not have discovered that Alu sequences are pseudogenes
retroposed from a small set of retropositionally active Alu source genes.

-Aleksandar Milosavljevic

[1] Jurka, J. and Milosavljevic, A.,
Reconstruction and Analysis of Human Alu Genes,
J Mol Evol (1991) 32:105-121

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