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Sex-specific aspects of endogenous retroviral insertion and deletion.

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BACKGROUND: We wish to understand how sex and recombination affect endogenous retroviral insertion and deletion. While theory suggests that the risk of ectopic recombination will limit the accumulation of repetitive DNA in areas of high meiotic recombination, the experimental evidence so far has been inconsistent. Under the assumption of neutrality, we examine the genomes of eighteen species of animal in order to compute the ratio of solo-LTRs that derive from insertions occurring down the ma...

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10.1186/1471-2148-13-243

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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Royal Society
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Katzourakis, A
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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Gemmell, P
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BioMed Central
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BMC evolutionary biology More from this journal
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13
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1
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243
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1471-2148
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1471-2148
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English
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438698
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2013-12-12

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