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Fig. 5 | Mobile DNA

Fig. 5

From: Genetic exchange in eukaryotes through horizontal transfer: connected by the mobilome

Fig. 5

Somatic TE invasion through HTT in eukaryotic organisms with few or no cell differentiation and asexual reproduction. a Organisms alternating sexual and asexual phases showing regenerative capacity - somatic TE invasion (# - green spot). Considering that new organisms can emerge by regeneration (asexual reproduction - As) or sexual reproduction (S), when gonads arise from the cell invaded by the TE, the descendants will bear the new horizontally transferred TE in their genome in different proportions. b In plants with cycles of sexual and asexual reproduction, a somatic TE invasion of a meristematic cell by horizontal transfer can give rise to descendants containing the TE insertion

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