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A transposon copied from RNA with the use of reverse transcriptase.
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2009) Retroposon analysis and recent geological data suggest near-simultaneous divergence of the three superorders of mammals.
Pegasoferae, an unexpected mammalian clade revealed by tracking ancient retroposon insertions.
Se utilizo tambien la tecnica de Southern blot para analizar dichas muestras y se observo que sus fragmentos hibridaban con la sonda L1, una secuencia de oligonucleotidos correspondiente al retroposon LINE-1 del genoma humano.
However, since South American marsupials had fewer retroposon updates, they are the older branches of the marsupial tree.
Key words: molecular phylogeny, nutria, retroposon, rodent evolution.
Ancient Exaptation of a CORE-SINE Retroposon into a Highly Conserved Mammalian Neuronal Enhancer of the Proopiomelanocortin Gene," PLoS Genetics 3 (2007): e166.
Molecular cloning, exon-intron structure, composition retroposon, and breakpoint of gene duplication.
Structure and genetics of the partially duplicated gene RP located immediately upstream of the complement C4A and the C48 genes in the HLA class III region: molecular cloning, exon-intron structure, composition retroposon and breakpoint of gene duplication.
Since Alu's are retroposons, they are transcribed, but only if they are not repressed by methylation, a process controlled by miRNAs.