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Retroviral Repeat Sequences

  1. Dixie L Mager1,
  2. Patrik Medstrand2

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005062



How to Cite

Mager, D. L. and Medstrand, P. 2005. Retroviral Repeat Sequences. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada

  2. 2

    Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Retroviral repeats are genomic DNA segments that have structural or sequence similarity to the integrated (proviral) forms of vertebrate retroviruses. Such sequences are termed endogenous retrovirus-like elements or, more commonly, endogenous retroviruses.


  • endogenous retroviruses;
  • long terminal repeats;
  • repetitive DNA;
  • evolution