Reverse transcription in genome evolution

Tobias Mourier*

*Corresponding author for this work

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As reverse transcription is predominantly performed by retrotransposable elements, the process is often entirely associated with the propagation of these elements. However, as a unique tool for transmitting information from the dynamic RNA to the more inert DNA, reverse transcription has been instrumental in shaping extant genomes. This review aims at presenting the diversity by which reverse transcription has influenced modern genomic structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Aug 26 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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