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Research Article

Distributions of Transposable Elements Reveal Hazardous Zones in Mammalian Introns

  • Ying Zhang,

    Affiliations: Terry Fox Laboratory, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Mark T. Romanish,

    Affiliations: Terry Fox Laboratory, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Dixie L. Mager mail

    dmager@bccrc.ca

    Affiliations: Terry Fox Laboratory, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: May 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002046

About the Authors

Ying Zhang, Mark T. Romanish, Dixie L. Mager
Terry Fox Laboratory, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ying Zhang, Mark T. Romanish, Dixie L. Mager
Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: dmager@bccrc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YZ MTR DLM. Performed the experiments: YZ MTR. Analyzed the data: YZ MTR DLM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YZ MTR. Wrote the paper: YZ DLM.