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Question “How can I identify the Guanine nucleotide that is methylated in the capping process?” Answer Not from the genome sequence MH900227.1 mentioned in the question. It is the sequence of the genomic RNA (given as DNA), it starts with an A and even the full Genbank entry lacks any annotation of whether there is a separate capped mRNA and, if so, ...


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In humans, endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) comprise a substantial fraction of the genome, as much as 8%. While many historical viral incorporation events into the primate genome were likely neutral or detrimental (and therefore selected against), some were co-opted and are now functional elements in humans. An example: human syncytin is the envelope gene ...


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