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- n. Plural form of tephritid.
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"I'd love to say we chose the tephritids with this in mind, but it was totally serendipitous," says Eisen.
Based on earlier human work, Peterson hypothesized that the well separated blocks of conserved DNA in tephritids were regulatory sequences.
More than 150 million years of evolution separate tephritids from
Since there was no method available for testing these sequences in tephritids, Peterson inserted them into the laboratory mainstay
Based on the landscape of non-coding conservation in tephritids, and our initial success in using conservation in tephritids to identify D. melanogaster regulatory sequences, we suggest that comparison of tephritid genomes may provide a systematic means to annotate the non-coding portion of the D. melanogaster genome.
Unlike in Drosophila, where virtually all non-coding DNA is highly conserved, blocks of conserved non-coding sequence in tephritids are flanked by large stretches of poorly conserved sequence, similar to what is observed in vertebrate genomes.
"The fact that the tephritids had big genomes was originally a nuisance because we had to do more sequencing and more screening.