Review Articles

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Chuong EB, Elde NC, Feschotte C (2017) Regulatory activities of transposable elements: from conflicts to benefits. Nature Reviews Genetics (in press)


Malfavon-Borja R. & Feschotte C. (2015) Fighting fire with fire: endogenous retrovirus envelopes as restriction factors. Journal of Virology 89: 4047-4050





Feschotte C (2015) Transposable Elements. Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology. Ed. James Trefill. Macmillan


Kapusta A & Feschotte C (2014) Volatile evolution of long noncoding RNAs: mechanisms and biological implications. Trends in Genetics 30:439-452 [cover]


Feschotte C & McCormick JF (2013) Evolutionary history and impact of human DNA transposons. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Wiley and Sons.




Feschotte C & Gilbert C (2012) Endogenous viruses: insight into viral evolution and impact on host biology. Nature Reviews Genetics 13: 283-296


Schaack S*, Gilbert C* & Feschotte C (2010) Promiscuous DNA: horizontal transfer of transposable elements and why it matters for eukaryotic evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25: 537-546




Kejnovsky E, Hawkins JS & Feschotte C (2012) Plant transposable elements: biology and evolution. Pp. 17-34. In: Plant Genome Diversity Vol. 1 (Wendel J.F., Greilhuber J., Leitch I.J., Dolezel J. eds.) Springer



Feschotte C (2008) Transposable elements and the evolution of regulatory networks. Nature Reviews Genetics 9:397-405




Feschotte C. & Pritham EJ (2007) DNA transposons and the evolution of eukaryotic genomes. Annual Review of Genetics 41: 331-368 PDF
Feschotte C, Zhang X & Wessler SR (2002) Miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) and their relationship with established DNA transposons. in Mobile DNA II (Craig N, Craigie R, Gellert M & Lambowitz A, eds.) ASM Press.



Feschotte C, Jiang N & Wessler SR (2002) Plant transposable elements: where genetics meets genomics. Nature Reviews Genetics 3: 329-341