A study of polymorphic endogenous retroviruses in humans: Implications in host health and genome evolution.

Wildschutte, Julia.


  • Abstract: Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) result from the integration of retroviral DNA into germline cells. The recently active human MMTV-like HML-2 group has been the focus of this project. An analysis of the HML-2 group reveals their representation in the published genome by ~90 full-length proviruses and ~1000 solitary-LTRs. The HML- 2 proviruses can be divided into three subgroups, ... read more
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