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Retroelements

"Retroelements" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Elements that are transcribed into RNA, reverse-transcribed into DNA and then inserted into a new site in the genome. Long terminal repeats (LTRs) similar to those from retroviruses are contained in retrotransposons and retrovirus-like elements. Retroposons, such as LONG INTERSPERSED NUCLEOTIDE ELEMENTS and SHORT INTERSPERSED NUCLEOTIDE ELEMENTS do not contain LTRs.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Retroelements" by people in this website by year, and whether "Retroelements" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 17 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2006
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