Functional splice sites in a zebrafish LINE and their influence on zebrafish gene expression.

@article{Tamura2007FunctionalSS,
  title={Functional splice sites in a zebrafish LINE and their influence on zebrafish gene expression.},
  author={Masato Tamura and Masaki Kajikawa and Norihiro Okada},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2007},
  volume={390 1-2},
  pages={221-31}
}
Long interspersed elements (LINEs) are transposable elements that exist in many kinds of eukaryotic genomes, where they have a large effect on genome evolution. There are several thousands to hundreds of thousands of LINE copies in each eukaryotic genome. LINE elements are amplified by a mechanism called retrotransposition, in which a LINE-encoded protein reverse transcribes (copies) its own RNA. We previously isolated two retrotransposition-competent LINEs, ZfL2-1 and ZfL2-2, from zebrafish… CONTINUE READING

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