Nomenclature for endogenous retrovirus (ERV) loci.

Gifford, Robert J.

Blomberg, Jonas.

Coffin, John M.

Fan, Hung.

Heidmann, Thierry.

Mayer, Jens.

Stoye, Jonathan.

Tristem, Michael.

Johnson, Welkin E.


  • Abstract: Retroviral integration into germline DNA can result in the formation of a vertically inherited proviral sequence called an endogenous retrovirus (ERV). Over the course of their evolution, vertebrate genomes have accumulated many thousands of ERV loci. These sequences provide useful retrospective information about ancient retroviruses, and have also played an important role in shaping the ... read more
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