Identification of Diversity-Generating Retroelements in Human Microbiomes

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Ye, Yuzhen;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences,volume 15,issue 8,pages14,234-14,246 (issn: 1422-0067, eissn: 1422-0067)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ijms150814234, pmc: PMC4159848
  • Subject: Chemistry | DGRscan | human microbiome | QD1-999 | variable region (VR) | reverse transcriptase (RTase) | template region (TR) | DGR | Biology (General) | Article | QH301-705.5

Diversity-generating retroelements (DGRs) are a unique family of retroelements that confer selective advantages to their hosts by accelerating the evolution of target genes through a specialized, error-prone, reverse transcription process. First identified in a Bordet... View more