The diversity of LTR retrotransposons

Ericka R. Havecker, Xiang Gao, Daniel F. Voytas

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Eukaryotic genomes are full of long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons. Although most LTR retrotransposons have common structural features and encode similar genes, there is nonetheless considerable diversity in their genomic organization, reflecting the different strategies they use to proliferate within the genomes of their hosts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number225
JournalGenome biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2004


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