Repbase Reports

2008, Volume 8, Issue 5
May 31, 2008
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ISSN# 1534-830X
Page 520

piggyBac-1_SM

DNA transposon from Schmidtea mediterranea.

Submitted:
29-May-2008
Accepted:
31-May-2008
Key Words:
piggyBac; DNA transposon; Transposable Element; piggyBac-1_SM
Source:
Schmidtea
Organism:
Schmidtea
Taxonomy:
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Platyhelminthes; Turbellaria; Seriata; Tricladida; Paludicola; Dugesiidae
[1] Authors:
Kapitonov,V.V. and Jurka,J.
Title:
Families of autonomous piggyBac element from the freshwater planarian genome and two clear examples of horizontal transfer of piggyBac transposons between a flatworm and insect.
Journal:
Repbase Reports 8(5), 520-520 (2008)Repbase Reports
Abstract:
piggyBac-1_SM is a young family of piggyBac transposons, characterized by 12-bp TIRs and TTAA target-site duplications. The consensus sequence was reconstructed based on multiple alignment of four copies (they are ~97% identical to the consensus). The genome contains several hundred copies of nonautonomous deletion derivates of piggyBac-1_SM. In addition, we report here other 14 families of the freshwater planarian (flatworm) piggyBac. Evolution of two of them, piggyBac-8_SM and piggyBac-15_SM, involved relatively recent events of horizontal transfer between a flatworm and insect (see comments on these transposons).
Derived:
[1] (Consensus)
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IG, EMBL, FASTA
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