retrotransposon


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retrotransposon

[¦re·trō·tranz′pō‚zän]
(cell and molecular biology)
A small, mobile deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence that can retrotranspose, that is, move from one genomic location to another by producing ribonucleic acid (RNA) that is transcribed by reverse transcriptase back into DNA which is then inserted at a new site.
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Retrotransposon based genetic analysis was used to dig variations between all the isolates of South and North strains of Sordaria fimicola (S1, S2, S3 and N5, N6, N7).
Retrotransposons -- DNA sequences able to replicate and move to other places -- make up a substantial fraction of the human genome.
Mutations in retrotransposon AtCOPIA4 compromises resistance to Hyaloperonospora parasitica in Arabidopsis thaliana.
The RTL4 gene or mammalian retrotransposon transcripts also called Sushi-ichi-related retrotransposon homologue 11/zinc finger CCHC domain-containing 16 (SIRH11/ZCCHC16), located on SSCX It is expressed in the brain, kidney, testis, and ovary in adult mice [26] but undetectable expressed in placental stages indicated no role during mouse placentogenesis [27].
Belyayev, "Diversity of long terminal repeat retrotransposon genome distribution in natural populations of the wild diploid wheat Aegilops speltoides," Genetics, vol.
retrotransposons (discrete pieces of DNA that can be independently
A small RNA mediated regulation of a stress-activated retrotransposon and the tissue specific transposition during the reproductive period in Arabidopsis.
Human L1 retrotransposon encodes a conserved endonuclease required for retrotransposition.
Van Poucke et al., "High oxygen tension increases global methylation in bovine 4-cell embryos and blastocysts but does not affect general retrotransposon expression," Reproduction, Fertility and Development, vol.