Computational Evaluation of the Strict Master and Random Template Models of Endogenous Retrovirus Evolution


Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA sequences that are able to replicate and move within and between host genomes. Their mechanism of replication is also shared with endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), which are also a type of TE that represent an ancient retroviral infection within animal genomes. Two models have been proposed to explain TE proliferation in… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162454


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