The human genome contains multiple sequences of varying homology to mouse mammary tumour virus DNA

Gene. 1984 May;28(2):221-7. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(84)90259-2.


Sequences related to the mouse mammary tumour virus (MuMTV) DNA were isolated from a genomic library of human DNA by screening under conditions of relaxed stringency. It is estimated that there are in the order of 50 MuMTV-like sequences per haploid genome and that the homology between the different human sequences and MuMTV varies by 15%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA / analysis
  • DNA / genetics*
  • DNA, Neoplasm / genetics*
  • DNA, Viral / analysis
  • DNA, Viral / genetics*
  • Genes*
  • Genes, Viral
  • Humans
  • Mammary Tumor Virus, Mouse / genetics*
  • Mice
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Species Specificity


  • DNA, Neoplasm
  • DNA, Viral
  • DNA