Different evolutionary fates of recently integrated human and chimpanzee LINE-1 retrotransposons.

@article{Lee2007DifferentEF,
  title={Different evolutionary fates of recently integrated human and chimpanzee LINE-1 retrotransposons.},
  author={Jungnam Lee and Richard Cordaux and Kyudong Han and Jianxing Wang and Dale J. Hedges and Ping Liang and Mark A. Batzer},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2007},
  volume={390 1-2},
  pages={18-27}
}
The long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1 or L1) is a highly successful retrotransposon in mammals. L1 elements have continued to actively propagate subsequent to the human-chimpanzee divergence, approximately 6 million years ago, resulting in species-specific inserts. Here, we report a detailed characterization of chimpanzee-specific L1 subfamily diversity and a comparison with their human-specific counterparts. Our results indicate that L1 elements have experienced different evolutionary fates… CONTINUE READING