A widespread class of reverse transcriptase-related cellular genes

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Publication by Eugene A. Gladyshev, Irina R. Arkhipova We describe a novel class of single-copy reverse transcriptase (RT)-related genes that do not constitute part of any mobile genetic element, and are clearly distinct from the only known non-mobile RT genes, the telomerases, which maintain chromosome ends in eukaryotes. These RT-like genes are of ancient origin, […]

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