Great exaptations

Kathleen H. Burns, Jef D. Boeke

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    Abstract

    Long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs) are among the most successful parasitic genetic sequences in higher organisms. Recent work has discovered many instances of LINE incorporation into exons, reminding us of the hazards they pose to genes in their vicinity as well as their potential to be co-opted for the host's purposes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number5
    JournalJournal of Biology
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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