SIRE-1, a putative plant retrovirus is closely related to a legume Ty1-copia retrotransposon family

Pearce, Steve (2007) SIRE-1, a putative plant retrovirus is closely related to a legume Ty1-copia retrotransposon family. Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters, 12 (1). pp. 120-126. ISSN 1425-8153

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Abstract

SIRE-1 is a potential soybean retrovirus which has a gene order similar to Ty1-copia retrotransposons but also contains an envelope-like open reading frame (ORF), which is characteristic of retroviruses. PCR and Southern analysis reveals that SIRE-1 is closely related to a legume-wide family of envelope-lacking Ty1-copia group retrotransposons which suggests that SIRE-1 was formed by the recent acquisition of an envelope gene by a Ty1-copia retrotransposon.

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Additional Information: The relationship between retroviruses and retrotransposons is one of the unsolved questions in biology. This work provides evidence that retroviruses may be formed by the acquisition of envelope genes by retrotransposons and therefore changes current opinion of the origins and evolution of retroviruses. SP performed every aspect of the work.
Depositing User: Stephen Pearce
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 09:59
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 10:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37382
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