PpRT1: the first complete gypsy-like retrotransposon isolated in Pinus pinaster

  title={PpRT1: the first complete gypsy-like retrotransposon isolated in Pinus pinaster},
  author={Margarida Rocheta and Jorge Cordeiro and M Margarida Oliveira and C{\'e}lia Miguel},
We have isolated and characterized a complete retrotransposon sequence, named PpRT1, from the genome of Pinus pinaster. PpRT1 is 5,966 bp long and is closely related to IFG7 gypsy retrotransposon from Pinus radiata. The long terminal repeats (LTRs) have 333 bp each and show a 5.4% sequence divergence between them. In addition to the characteristic polypurine tract (PPT) and the primer binding site (PBS), PpRT1 carries internal regions with homology to retroviral genes gag and pol. The pol… CONTINUE READING
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