Institute of Bioinformatics Münster


Following publications support our ideas
  1. Makalowski, W., Mitchell, G. and Labuda D. (1994) Alu sequences in the coding regions of mRNA: a source of protein variability, Trends in Genetics10: 188-193. [Reprint]
  2. Makalowski, W. (1995) SINEs as a Genomic Scrap Yard: An Essay on Genomic Evolution. in: Maraia RJ (ed) The Impact of Short Interspersed Elements (SINEs) on the Host Genome. R.G. Landes Company, Austin. [Full text]
  3. Makalowski W. (2000) Genomic scrap yard: how genomes utilize all that junk. Gene259: 61-67. [Reprint]
  4. Lorenc A. and Makalowski W. (2003) Transposable Elements and Vertebrate Protein Diversity. Genetica, 118: 183-191.[Reprint]
  5. Shintaro Iwashitaa, Naoki Osadac, Tomohito Itod, Mariko Sezakia, Kenshiro Oshimae, Etsuko Hashimotoe, Yuko Kitagawae, Ichiro Takahashic, Tohru Masuif, Katsuyuki Hashimotoc, and Wojciech Makalowski (2003) A transposable element-mediated gene divergence that directly produces a novel type bovine Bcnt protein including the endonuclease domain of RTE-1 Mol Biol Evol 20(9):1556-63. [Reprint]
  6. Makalowski W. (2003) Not Junk After All. Science 300: 1246-1247. [Reprint]
  7. Thornburg, B. G., V. Gotea, and W. Makalowski (2006) Transposable elements as a significant source of transcription regulating signals. Gene 365: 104-110. [Reprint]
  8. Gotea V. and W. Makalowski (2006) Do transposable elements really contribute to proteomes? Trends in Genetics 22(5): 260-267. [Reprint]
As well as these
  1. Brosius J (1991) Retroposons - seeds of evolution. Science 251, 753.
  2. Brosius J, Gould SJ (1992) On "genomenclature": a comprehensive (and respectful) taxonomy for pseudogenes and other "junk DNA". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 89, 10706-10710.
  3. Brosius J, Tiedge H (1996) Reverse transcriptase: mediator of genomic plasticity. Virus Genes 11, 163-179.
  4. Brosius J (1999) Genomes were forged by massive bombardments with retroelements and retrosequences. Genetica 107, 209-238.
  5. Brosius, J. (2003) The contribution of RNAs and retroposition to evolutionary novelties. Genetica 118, 99-116.
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