BOVB

AcronymDefinition
BOVBBi-Orthogonal Valence Bond
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In fact, a single class of elements, known as the BovB long interspersed repeat, accounted for nearly 12 per cent of the mammoth genome alone.
Fangqing Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher in Schuster's group and primary author of the work, emphasized that the BovB family of repeats is particularly interesting, because while this family has been identified in other mammalian genomes, such as ruminants, snakes, opossum, and now the mammoth, its distribution in the mammalian lineage is inconsistent.
Zhao explained that this finding in mammoth further supports the hypothesis that BovB may have been acquired "horizontally," meaning that vertebrate genomes attained the element from another organism, rather than inherited from ancestors.