Retroposons of salmonoid fishes (Actinopterygii: Salmonoidei) and their evolution.

Short and long retroposons, or non-LTR retrotransposons (SINEs and LINEs, respectively) are two groups of interspersed repetitive elements amplifying in the genome via RNA and cDNA-mediated reverse transcription. In this process, SINEs entirely depend on the enzymatic machinery of autonomous LINEs. The impact of retroposons on the host genome is difficult… CONTINUE READING