Human endogenous retroviruses in the primate lineage and their influence on host genomes.

@article{Mayer2005HumanER,
  title={Human endogenous retroviruses in the primate lineage and their influence on host genomes.},
  author={Jens Mayer and Eckart Meese},
  journal={Cytogenetic and genome research},
  year={2005},
  volume={110 1-4},
  pages={448-56}
}
Primates emerged about 60 million years ago. Since that time various primate-targeting retroviruses have integrated in the germ line of primate species, and some drifted to fixation. After germ line fixation, continued activity of proviruses resulted in intragenomic spread of so-called endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). Variant ERVs emerged, amplified in the… CONTINUE READING