Activation of transcription and retrotransposition of a novel retroelement, Steamer, in neoplastic hemocytes of the mollusk Mya arenariaWOS
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 111, Issue 39, 2014, Pages 14175-14180.
Keywords:mobile genetic elementintegrationhemic neoplasiaretrotransposondisseminated neoplasia
Bivalve mollusks of the North Atlantic, most prominently the soft shell clam Mya arenaria, are afflicted with an epidemic transmissible disease of the circulatory system closely resembling leukemia. The disease is characterized by a dramatic expansion of blast-like cells in the hemolymph with high mitotic index. Examination of hemolymph o...More