Abstract

The koala retrovirus (KoRV) is in transition between occurring as an exogenous retrovirus spread by infection and becoming an endogenous retrovirus spread primarily as part of the host germ line. While up to 10% of mammalian genomes are composed of such endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), KoRV is the only known example of a retrovirus in the process of making this transition. Thus, it presents a singular opportunity to study the host-pathogen interactions involved during retroviral invasion of a vertebrate germ line.

 
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Short Form
Greenwood and Roca, 2014. Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., Online 24: 11–14
Author
Alex D. Greenwood; Alfred L. Roca
Year
2014
Title
Koala retrovirus (KoRV): molecular biology and evolution
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online
Volume
24
Start Page
11
End Page
14
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.24.2014.1607
Language
English
Date Published
30 May 2014
Cover Date
30 May 2014
ISSN
1835-4211 (online)
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
RETROVIRUS; ANIMAL DISEASE; VIROLOGY; MAMMALIA: MARSUPIALIA
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30 May 2014
Available Online
30 May 2014
Reference Number
1607
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