Figure 4.

Schematic of how TE copies are lost in asexually versus sexually reproducing organisms outlining the significant increase in rates of loss introduced by independent assortment during meiosis. Dark gray bars represent parental chromosomes, white rectangles represent old insertions, hashed rectangles represent new insertions, light gray bars represent offspring chromosomes after local or chromosomal loss (indicated by dashed boxes).

Schaack et al. Genome Biology 2010 11:R46   doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-4-r46
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