'Retrons' are bacterial retroelements responsible for the synthesis of msDNA, a hybrid nucleic acid consisting of a single-stranded DNA that is branched out from an internal guanosine of an RNA molecule via a 2′,5′-phosphodiester linkage. Retrons are found in a minor population of various bacterial species and are extensively diverse. Two important questions now demanding attention are whether retrons are mobile elements and why are they so diverse?
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Developmental Biology