Retrotransposons and the evolution of mammalian gene expression

  title={Retrotransposons and the evolution of mammalian gene expression},
  author={Diane M. Robins and Linda C. Samuelson},
Transposable elements, and retroviral-like elements in particular, are a rich potential source of genetic variation within a host's genome. Many mutations of endogenous genes in phylogenetically diverse organisms are due to insertion of elements that affect gene expression by altering the normal pattern of regulation. While few such associations are known to have been maintained over time, two recently elucidated examples suggest transposable elements may have a significant impact in evolution… CONTINUE READING
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