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LTR

LTR retrotransposons are class I transposable element characterized by the presence of Long Terminal Repeats (LTRs) directly flanking an internal coding region. As retrotransposons, they mobilize through reverse-transcription of their mRNA and integration of the newly created cDNA into another location. Their mechanism of retrotransposition is shared with retroviruses, with the difference that most LTR-retrotransposons do not form infectious particles that leave the cells and therefore only replicate inside their genome of origin.
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