Evolutionary history of the human endogenous retrovirus family ERV9.

  title={Evolutionary history of the human endogenous retrovirus family ERV9.},
  author={Javier Costas and Horacio F. Naveira},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={17 2},
Several distinct families of endogenous retrovirus-like elements (ERVs) exist in the genomes of primates. Despite the important evolutionary consequences that carrying these intragenomic parasites may have for their hosts, our knowledge about their evolution is still scarce. A matter of particular interest is whether evolution of ERVs occurs via a master lineage or through several lineages coexisting over long periods of time. In this work, the paleogenomic approach has been applied to the… CONTINUE READING