Recent spread of a retrotransposon in the Silene latifolia genome, apart from the Y chromosome.
Filatov DA., Howell EC., Groutides C., Armstrong SJ.
Transposable elements often accumulate in nonrecombining regions, such as Y chromosomes. Contrary to this trend, a new Silene retrotransposon described here, has spread recently all over the genome of plant Silene latifolia, except its Y chromosome. This coincided with the latest steps of sex chromosome evolution in this species.