Chloroplast genome rearrangements-help

Michelle Waycott mitch at uniwa.uwa.edu.au
Thu May 18 02:26:09 EST 1995


Hi there everyone,

We are interested in understanding the processes that might lead to
rearrangements within the chloroplast genome.

Because it is a circular molecule can a little loop overlay a distant
region then it and the larger segment break and rejoin, forming a
translocated segment which is not strictly an inversion?

Published papers that we have seen explain such a distant relocation as
the product of repeated unequal inversions.  What we have in mind is not
the same process.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Michelle and Helen

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mitch at uniwa.uwa.edu.au        hmstace at uniwa.uwa.edu.au
                Depatment of Botany
       The University of Western Australia
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