First Discovery of Endogenous Retroviruses in Collared Peccaries (Tayassu Tajacu)

페카리 종 Tayassu tajacu에서 내인성 리트로 바이러스의 발견

  • Lee, Jun-Heon (Devision of Animal Science and Resources, Chungnam National University)
  • 이준헌 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학 동물자원학부)
  • Published : 2003.06.30


To investigate the relationship of endogenous retroviruses in peccaries and pigs, a set of degenerate primers was used in this study to amplify peccary retroviral sequences. The sequences of two putative retroviral clones showed close homology to mouse and pig retroviral sequences. The peccary endogenous retroviral sequences are significant in that they are the first such sequences reported in peccary species and repudiate old claims in the literature that peccaries do not have C-type retroviral sequences.