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retrotransposons

Definition:
Elements that are transcribed into RNA, reverse-transcribed into DNA and then inserted into a new site in the genome. Long terminal repeats (LTRs) similar to those from retroviruses are contained in retrotransposons and retrovirus-like elements. Retroposons, such as long interspersed nucleotide elements and short interspersed nucleotide elements do not contain LTRs.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
NALT Core
Entry Terms:
  • retroelements
  • retroposons
  • retroviral-like elements
  • ty elements
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/61078
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