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Table 1 Relative abundance of LTR-retrotransposons in Arabidopsis thaliana

From: Insertion bias and purifying selection of retrotransposons in the Arabidopsis thalianagenome

Superfamily Percentage of genome* Number of complete elements Percentage DNA in complete elements Number of solo-LTRs
Athila 2.73 % 219 50 % 586
Gypsy-like 1.32 % 130 53 % 250
Copia-like 1.39 % 215 63 % 343
TRIM 0.15 % 28 53 % 58
Total 5.60 % 592 54 % 1,237
  1. *The '% of genome' includes all LTR-RT sequences (in the nuclear genome) for each superfamily, rather than just complete and solo-LTR elements. Fragments of LTR-RTs were also found in the mitochondrial (2.74%) and chloroplast (0.05%) genomes. Elements containing indels were included as complete elements provided they retain a substantial part of both their LTRs.