Complete nucleotide sequence of the Drosophila transposable element copia: homology between copia and retroviral proteins.

@article{Mount1985CompleteNS,
  title={Complete nucleotide sequence of the Drosophila transposable element copia: homology between copia and retroviral proteins.},
  author={Stephen M. Mount and Gerald M. Rubin},
  journal={Molecular and cellular biology},
  year={1985},
  volume={5 7},
  pages={
          1630-8
        }
}
We have determined the complete nucleotide sequence of the copia element present at the white-apricot allele of the white locus in Drosophila melanogaster. This transposable element is 5,146 nucleotides long and contains a single long open reading frame of 4,227 nucleotides. Analysis of the coding potential of the large open reading frame, which appears to encode a polyprotein, revealed weak homology to a number of retroviral proteins, including a protease, nucleic acid-binding protein, and… 
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