The diversity of LTR retrotransposons
Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Genome Biology 2004, 5:225 doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-6-225Published: 18 May 2004
Eukaryotic genomes are full of long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons. Although most LTR retrotransposons have common structural features and encode similar genes, there is nonetheless considerable diversity in their genomic organization, reflecting the different strategies they use to proliferate within the genomes of their hosts.