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tirant, a newly discovered active endogenous retrovirus in Drosophila simulans.

Abstract

Endogenous retroviruses have the ability to become permanently integrated into the genomes of their host, and they are generally transmitted vertically from parent to progeny. With the exception of gypsy, few endogenous retroviruses have been identified in insects. In this study, we describe the tirant endogenous retrovirus in a subset of Drosophila simulans natural populations. By focusing on the envelope gene, we show that the entire retroviral cycle (transcription, translation, and retrotransposition) can be completed for tirant within one population of this species.

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hal-00763499 , version 1 (11-12-2012)

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Abdou Akkouche, Rita Rebollo, Nelly Burlet, Caroline Esnault, Sonia Martinez, et al.. tirant, a newly discovered active endogenous retrovirus in Drosophila simulans.. Journal of Virology, 2012, 86 (7), pp.3675-3681. ⟨10.1128/JVI.07146-11⟩. ⟨hal-00763499⟩
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