Homologous recombination between short DNA repeats

The introduction of short repeated sequences into plastid genomes by transformation has demonstrated that they are effective substrates for homologous recombination (Table 1). Recombination between direct repeats excises the intervening

Table 1. Recombination events between engineered DNA repeats in transgenic plastids

Species

Repeat length (bp)

Repeated sequence

Reference

Nicotiana ta

1741

16S rrn promoter &

Iamtham and Day 2000

bacum

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