Endogenous retroviruses

Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 3;25(15):R644-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.05.041.


Endogenous retroviruses are integral features of vertebrate genomes. Here, Hayward and Katzourakis offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of these mysterious partners in our evolution.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Endogenous Retroviruses / genetics
  • Endogenous Retroviruses / physiology*
  • Genome
  • Vertebrates / genetics
  • Vertebrates / virology*