non-autonomous TEs and inverted repeat genes share biological features. The figure enumerates some characteristics that are shared by both non-autonomous TE and inverted repeat genes, such as hairpin structure. The structures given here correspond to CEL-LET-7 pre-miRNA in nematode and to an occurrence of MADE1 TE in human genome.
Tempel et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:246 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-246