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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 2012, Article ID 947089, 7 pages
Research Article

Transposable Elements Are a Significant Contributor to Tandem Repeats in the Human Genome

Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada L2S 3A1

Received 25 February 2012; Revised 10 April 2012; Accepted 11 April 2012

Academic Editor: Yasunori Aizawa

Copyright © 2012 Musaddeque Ahmed and Ping Liang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Material 1: Containing supplementary figures 1–3 and tables 1-2.

  • Supplementary Figure 1: A schematic comparison for 17-repeat TR array involving the 226–278 bp region in a Alujo among difference species.

  • Supplementary Figure 2: Box and Whiskers plot of maximum divergence among repeat units in TRs with ≤3 and ≥10 repeat units.

  • Supplementary Figure 3: Genomic locations of all TE-derived TRs.

  • Supplementary Table 1: The number of mlTRs at different repeat units for mlTR clusters.

  • Supplementary Table 2: The distribution of direct repeat length for TE-derived TRs with identifiable direct repeats.

Supplementary Material 2: Contains Supplementary table 3 which lists all 7,276 TE-derived TRs in a Microsoft Excel sheet.

  1. Supplementary Material 1
  2. Supplementary Material 2