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The evolutionary dynamics of endogenous retroviruses

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This thesis studies the evolution, influence, and proliferation of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) within animal genomes. First, a simple mathematical model is constructed to address the question of whether retroviral endogenizations occur most often in male or female hosts. The result of applying the model to a diversity of genomes suggests that there may be female risk factors to endogenization, or that selection may be acting on full-length ERVs. Second, a study of the divergence of orth...

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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Department:
University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2016-02-12

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